Everything I Don't Remember by Jonas Hassen Khemiri audiobook

Everything I Don't Remember

By Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Translated by  Rachel Willson-Broyles
Read by Jack Hawkins

Simon & Schuster Audio UK
7.25 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781471159329

Dazzlingly inventive, witty and mysterious: a writer pieces together the story of a young man's death in an exhilarating narrative puzzle reminiscent of the hit podcast Serial. A young man dies in a car crash – accident or suicide? An unnamed writer with an agenda of his own sets out to piece together Samuel's story. From friends, relatives and neighbours, a portrait emerges of a loving son, reluctant bureaucrat, contrived poser, loyal friend. But who was Samuel really, and what happened to him? In filling out the contours of his existence, the writer grasps at a fundamental question: how do we account for the substance of a life? Winner of the August Prize, Everything I Don’t Remember is an International Bestseller. Read for you by Jack Hawkins, reader of Station Eleven.  

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Summary

Summary

Winner of The August Prize

Dazzlingly inventive, witty and mysterious: a writer pieces together the story of a young man's death in an exhilarating narrative puzzle reminiscent of the hit podcast Serial.

A young man dies in a car crash – accident or suicide? An unnamed writer with an agenda of his own sets out to piece together Samuel's story. From friends, relatives and neighbours, a portrait emerges of a loving son, reluctant bureaucrat, contrived poser, loyal friend. But who was Samuel really, and what happened to him? In filling out the contours of his existence, the writer grasps at a fundamental question: how do we account for the substance of a life?

Winner of the August Prize, Everything I Don’t Remember is an International Bestseller. Read for you by Jack Hawkins, reader of Station Eleven.
 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

'My books of the year [include] Jonas Hassen Khemiri's enigmatic novel' Joyce Carol Oates
‘Heartbreakingly sad and laugh-out-loud funny . . . Its chorus of drifters, romantics and cynics stick in the memory, each competing to tell their own truth’ Hari Kunzru
'A generation-defining writer' 
'Khemiri's audacious and richly drawn novel pushes the boundaries of literary fiction . . . Beneath the structural pyrotechnics lies a broader story of imposition, appropriation and lack of individual agency: that of the immigrant experience' Lucy Scholes, The National
'Unforgettable. In this non-putdownable puzzle of a story, Khemiri manages to both thrill and break your heart' Gary Shteyngart
“In this non-putdownable puzzle of a story, Khemiri manages to both thrill and break your heart.” Gary Shteyngart, New York Times bestselling author
“Compelling…In this painful novel about youthful optimism gone hopelessly wrong, Khemiri dramatizes such immigration-related issues as failures in elder care, unemployment and dead-end jobs, drug abuse, and racial prejudice.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Khemiri’s stylistic approach is sure to keep readers…enthralled every step of the way.” BookPage
“The characters…resonating with internal conflict and arch humor, are ably rendered in Willson-Broyles’ translation.” Kirkus Reviews
“This subtle and deeply rewarding audiobook poses a devilish problem for the narrator. You probably have to see the text on the page to realize how beautifully narrator Jack Hawkins serves the author’s intentions…Khemiri’s story is told by shifting voices with very different levels of reliability, culpability, and understanding, and there is nothing on the page to tell you who is speaking. Hawkins must distinguish the characters’ voices just enough that you can learn to recognize them but not before the reader of the print version would. It’s a brilliant construction, original and moving, and a challenging, riveting listen.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Author Bio: Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Jonas Hassen Khemiri is a Swedish author who written four acclaimed novels and one collection of short stories, essays, and plays. He is also a celebrated playwright whose work has been performed on stages around the world and who received an Obie Award in 2011 for his off-Broadway play Invasion!.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 7.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English