Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi audiobook

Peaces: A Novel

By Helen Oyeyemi
Read by Ben Allen , Intae Kim , Jade Wheeler , Deana Taheri , Rosa Escoda , and Deepti Gupta

Penguin Audio
7.85 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780593394564

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“Enchanting . . . the most surprising, confounding, and oddly insightful couple’s trip in recent literary history.” —Entertainment Weekly The prize-winning, bestselling author of Gingerbread; Boy, Snow, Bird; and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours returns with a vivid and inventive new novel about a couple forever changed by an unusual train voyage. When Otto and Xavier Shin declare their love, an aunt gifts them a trip on a sleeper train to mark their new commitment—and to get them out of her house. Setting off with their pet mongoose, Otto and Xavier arrive at their sleepy local train station, but quickly deduce that The Lucky Day is no ordinary locomotive. Their trip on this former tea-smuggling train has been curated beyond their wildest imaginations, complete with mysterious and welcoming touches, like ingredients for their favorite breakfast. They seem to be the only people on board, until Otto discovers a secretive woman who issues a surprising message. As further clues and questions pile up, and the trip upends everything they thought they knew, Otto and Xavier begin to see connections to their own pasts, connections that now bind them together. A spellbinding tale from a star author, Peaces is about what it means to be seen by another person—whether it’s your lover or a stranger on a train—and what happens when things you thought were firmly in the past turn out to be right beside you.

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An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

An Oprah Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2021

A Boston Globe Pick of 2021's Most Anticipated Books

“Enchanting . . . the most surprising, confounding, and oddly insightful couple’s trip in recent literary history.” —Entertainment Weekly The prize-winning, bestselling author of Gingerbread; Boy, Snow, Bird; and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours returns with a vivid and inventive new novel about a couple forever changed by an unusual train voyage. When Otto and Xavier Shin declare their love, an aunt gifts them a trip on a sleeper train to mark their new commitment—and to get them out of her house. Setting off with their pet mongoose, Otto and Xavier arrive at their sleepy local train station, but quickly deduce that The Lucky Day is no ordinary locomotive. Their trip on this former tea-smuggling train has been curated beyond their wildest imaginations, complete with mysterious and welcoming touches, like ingredients for their favorite breakfast. They seem to be the only people on board, until Otto discovers a secretive woman who issues a surprising message. As further clues and questions pile up, and the trip upends everything they thought they knew, Otto and Xavier begin to see connections to their own pasts, connections that now bind them together. A spellbinding tale from a star author, Peaces is about what it means to be seen by another person—whether it’s your lover or a stranger on a train—and what happens when things you thought were firmly in the past turn out to be right beside you.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The premise is whimsical, but the narrative unfolds into darker, more existential layers…Oyeyemi’s prose is hypnotic, rendering the story both cinematic and quick to stoke the reader’s own imagination.” Shondaland
“While it contains no small amount of mystery and intrigue, at its core it is a romantic reckoning, and a provocation: What does it mean to really see someone?” Literary Hub
“A surreal, inspired journey.” The Millions
“Enchanting…the most surprising, confounding, and oddly insightful couple’s trip in recent literary history.” Entertainment Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Helen Oyeyemi

Author Bio: Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi was born in Nigeria and raised in London. She is the author of The Icarus Girl, which was completed before her nineteenth birthday, The Opposite House, which was a nominee for the 2008 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and White Is for Witching, which won the 2010 Somerset Maugham Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English