Big Bang by David Bowman audiobook

Big Bang

By David Bowman
Introduction by Jonathan Lethem
Read by L. J. Ganser

Little, Brown & Company
23.40 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Set in the 1950's, this epic, Warholian novel presents a brilliant and wholly original take on the years leading up to the Kennedy assassination. Where were you when you first heard President Kennedy had been shot? This is a question most people can answer, even if the answer is "I wasn't born yet." In this epic novel, David Bowman makes the strong case that the shooting on November 22nd, 1963 was the major, defining turning point that catapulted the world into an entirely new stratosphere. It was the second big bang. In this hilarious, lightning-fast historical novel, Bowman follows the most famous couples of the decade as their lives are torn apart by post-war's new normal. We see Lucille Ball's bizarre interrogation by the House UnAmerican Activities Committee and Jackie Onassis' moonlight cruise with Frank Sinatra . We follow Norman Mailer and Arthur Miller as they attempt to get quickie divorces together at a loophole resort in Nevada and watch a young Howard Hunt snoop around South America with the newly founded CIA. A young Jimi Hendrix, now the epitome of counterculture cool, tries his luck as a clean cut army recruit. Written with an almost documentary film like intensity, BIG BANG is a posthumous work from the award-winning author of Let the Dog Drive. A riotous account of a country, perhaps, at the beginning of the end.

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Summary

Summary

Set in the 1950's, this epic, Warholian novel presents a brilliant and wholly original take on the years leading up to the Kennedy assassination.
Where were you when you first heard President Kennedy had been shot? This is a question most people can answer, even if the answer is "I wasn't born yet." In this epic novel, David Bowman makes the strong case that the shooting on November 22nd, 1963 was the major, defining turning point that catapulted the world into an entirely new stratosphere. It was the second big bang.
In this hilarious, lightning-fast historical novel, Bowman follows the most famous couples of the decade as their lives are torn apart by post-war's new normal. We see Lucille Ball's bizarre interrogation by the House UnAmerican Activities Committee and Jackie Onassis' moonlight cruise with Frank Sinatra . We follow Norman Mailer and Arthur Miller as they attempt to get quickie divorces together at a loophole resort in Nevada and watch a young Howard Hunt snoop around South America with the newly founded CIA. A young Jimi Hendrix, now the epitome of counterculture cool, tries his luck as a clean cut army recruit.
Written with an almost documentary film like intensity, BIG BANG is a posthumous work from the award-winning author of Let the Dog Drive. A riotous account of a country, perhaps, at the beginning of the end.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Susan Isaacs, New York Times bestselling author of Goldberg Variations and As Husbands Go
"Big Bang is a historical novel like no other I've read. Alternately sharp and generous, it is not so much a recitation verité as an emceed re-enactment of key events of the 50s and early 60s."
There are dozens of plots, which Bowman juggles with an agility that's breathtaking... he writes with a real focus... His prose is elegant but stubbornly unshowy. "Big Bang" is a stunningly accomplished novel, both deeply American and deeply weird. Los Angeles Times
During this vast assembly, there are plenty of examples of Bowman's talent....In all of his novels, there's vitality, humor and imagination that deserve to be remembered. New York Times

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Author Bio: David Bowman

Author Bio: David Bowman

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 23.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English