Man Gone Down by Michael Thomas audiobook

Man Gone Down

By Michael Thomas
Read by Beresford Bennett

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16.22 Hours Unabridged
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Named to the New York Times Book Review's annual 10-best list, this blues-tinged novel tells the story of an unnamed black man estranged from his white wife and their three children. As he struggles to pull money together to provide for his children, his story emerges as a powerful statement about American society. ". drawing on Melville and Ellison, Thomas has written a rhapsodic and piercing post-9/11 lament ."-Booklist, starred review

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2009 International Dublin Literary Award for Fiction

A 2007 New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year

One of the 2007 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

Named to the New York Times Book Review's annual 10-best list, this blues-tinged novel tells the story of an unnamed black man estranged from his white wife and their three children. As he struggles to pull money together to provide for his children, his story emerges as a powerful statement about American society. ". drawing on Melville and Ellison, Thomas has written a rhapsodic and piercing post-9/11 lament ."-Booklist, starred review

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Powerful and moving…An impressive success…[Thomas] knows how the odds are stacked in America. He knows the unlikelihood of successful black fatherhood. He knows that things are set up to keep the Other poor and the poor in their place. More than anything else, he knows how little but also—fortunately—how much it can take to bring a man down.” New York Times Book Review
“[A] jazzy, sinewy debut…Thomas’s urgent, quicksilver prose makes even the darkest moments of this novel shine.” O, the Oprah Magazine
“Michael Thomas is a thoughtful, intelligent, ambitious writer and Man Gone Down is an impressive first effort. Literature—and the world—would be well served by more like him.” Martha Southgate, author of The Taste of Salt and The Fall of Rome
“The narrator of this remarkable novel can name each star in the constellation of circumstances that describe the shape of his life as if observing them from a great distance, yet with a surprisingly intimate and passionate accuracy. Its unique achievement, that is, its particular beauty, is in how it engages us, right from the start, with the unannounced arrival of revelations, with humor, and with the growing realization that the life he speaks of has much in common with our own.” Chuck Wachtel, author of Joe the Engineer
“What a novel, and what a writer. Michael Thomas is brilliant, and Man Gone Down is riveting. Every page vibrates with love and anger and hope.” Elizabeth Gaffney, author of Metropolis
“A ravishing blues for the soul’s unending loneliness.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Thomas

Author Bio: Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas was born and raised in Boston. He’s been a cab driver, carpenter, restaurateur, and filmmaker. He received his BA from Hunter College and his MFA from Warren Wilson College. He teaches at Hunter and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 16.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English