Beatlebone by Kevin Barry audiobook

Beatlebone

By Kevin Barry
Read by Kevin Barry

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6.74 Hours Unabridged
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A searing, surreal novel that bleeds fantasy and reality—and Beatles fandom—from one of literature’s most striking contemporary voices, author of the international sensation City of Bohane It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to try to find the island off the west coast of Ireland he bought nine years prior. Leaving behind domesticity, his approaching forties, his inability to create, and his memories of his parents, he sets off to find calm in the comfortable silence of isolation. But when he puts himself in the hands of a shape-shifting driver full of Irish charm and dark whimsy, what ensues can only be termed a magical mystery tour.

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Summary

Summary

A 2015 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

A New York Magazine Top 10 Books of November 2015

A BookPage Top Pick for Literary Fiction for December 2015

A searing, surreal novel that bleeds fantasy and reality—and Beatles fandom—from one of literature’s most striking contemporary voices, author of the international sensation City of Bohane

It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to try to find the island off the west coast of Ireland he bought nine years prior. Leaving behind domesticity, his approaching forties, his inability to create, and his memories of his parents, he sets off to find calm in the comfortable silence of isolation. But when he puts himself in the hands of a shape-shifting driver full of Irish charm and dark whimsy, what ensues can only be termed a magical mystery tour.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Books like this come along once in a generation, books by writers with real chops, who haven’t yet been discouraged from taking real chances and blurring the lines between disciplines.” New York Times Book Review
“Glorious, savory stuff—part lark, part meditation, and a tiny part excavation.” Boston Globe
“Barry has a wry, pitch-perfect ear for dialogue and an equally affecting eye for character traits.” San Francisco Chronicle
"Beatlebone is an odyssey of the mind…Barry succeeds by parsing John’s limbo state so clearly and vividly.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“Barry, a great poet of a novelist…has created an unusual novel, remarkable in structure as well as tone, that channels the contradictory nature of Lennon himself.” Booklist (starred review)
“This original, lyrical, genre-challenging work…[is] intriguing at every turn, and Barry’s prose can be as mesmerizing as some of his hero’s songs.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Kevin Barry

Author Bio: Kevin Barry

Kevin Barry is the author of the highly acclaimed novels Beatlebone and City of Bohane and two short-story collections. He was awarded the Rooney Prize in 2007 and won the London Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award in 2012. For City of Bohane, he was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the Irish Book Award and won the Author’s Club Best First Novel Prize, the European Union Prize for Literature, and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His short fiction has appeared in the New Yorker and elsewhere. He lives in County Sligo in Ireland.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 6.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English