The Ha-Ha by Dave King audiobook

The Ha-Ha: A Novel

By Dave King
Read by Terry Kinney

Little, Brown & Company 9780316156103
5.83 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Howard Kapostash has not spoken in thirty years. The small repertory of gestures and simple sounds that he uses to communicate lead most people to assume he is disturbed. No one understands that Howard is still the same man he was before his tragic injury. But when he agrees to help an old girlfriend by opening his home to her nine-year-old son, the presence of this nervous, resourceful boy in his life transforms Howard utterly. He is afforded a rare glimpse of life outside his shell? With all its exuberant joys and crushing sorrows.

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Summary

Summary

Howard Kapostash has not spoken in thirty years. The small repertory of gestures and simple sounds that he uses to communicate lead most people to assume he is disturbed. No one understands that Howard is still the same man he was before his tragic injury. But when he agrees to help an old girlfriend by opening his home to her nine-year-old son, the presence of this nervous, resourceful boy in his life transforms Howard utterly. He is afforded a rare glimpse of life outside his shell? With all its exuberant joys and crushing sorrows.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dave King vividly connects us to a character whose own connections to the outside world are almost nonexistent.” Carolyn Parkhurst, author of The Dogs of Babel
The Ha-Ha is a merry, serious inquiry into how love is given and accepted by memorable characters.” Frederick Busch, author of The Night Inspector
The Ha-Ha is an immense pleasure.” Nicholas Christopher, author of A Trip to the Stars
“A skillful debut with several surprises.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“King offers a deeply genuine performance of this subtle yet affecting novel.” Publishers Weekly
“The writing is excellent, and King creates tender, complex characters on different paths to recovery.” Bookmarks magazine
“The reader is drawn into Howie’s world and roots for him with every first step he takes.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Dave King

Author Bio: Dave King

Dave King holds a BFA in painting and film from Cooper Union and an MFA in writing from Columbia University. He has been published in Paris Review and Big City Lit and he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English