Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick audiobook

Foreign Bodies

By Cynthia Ozick
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Pulitzer Prize finalist Cynthia Ozick's fiction has been awarded multiple O. Henry Prizes. In Foreign Bodies, Ozick crafts a remarkable retelling of Henry James' The Ambassadors-deftly using its plot, yet boldly infusing the novel with an all new place, time, and meaning. It's 1952, and middle-aged Bea Nightingale reluctantly agrees to fly to Paris to help convince her estranged runaway nephew to return to his family. But Bea's experiences abroad will change her forever.

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Summary

Summary

One of the 2012 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

A 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book for Fiction

Shortlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize

An Indie Next Notable Title, November 2010

Pulitzer Prize finalist Cynthia Ozick's fiction has been awarded multiple O. Henry Prizes. In Foreign Bodies, Ozick crafts a remarkable retelling of Henry James' The Ambassadors-deftly using its plot, yet boldly infusing the novel with an all new place, time, and meaning. It's 1952, and middle-aged Bea Nightingale reluctantly agrees to fly to Paris to help convince her estranged runaway nephew to return to his family. But Bea's experiences abroad will change her forever.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ozick’s dramatic inquiry into the malignance of betrayal; exile literal and emotional; the many tentacles of anti-Semitism; and the balm and aberrance of artistic obsession is brilliantly nuanced and profoundly disquieting.” Booklist
“An extraordinary novel, loosely based on The Ambassadors—but Ozick manages to out-James the master himself…This is superb, dazzling fiction. Ozick richly observes and lovingly crafts each character, and every sentence is a tribute to her masterful command of language.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Ozick has achieved another success. Henry James—the master—would not be displeased.” Miami Herald
“This is vintage Ozick; she is, perhaps, our most classical contemporary novelist, with a strong sense of literary heritage.” Los Angeles Times
“What makes this novel such an absorbing achievement is not so much its slanted replications of the story line of The Ambassadors…but the witty, fierce way in which it goes about upending the whole theme and meaning and stylistic manner of its revered precurser…Foreign Bodies is a nimble, entertaining literary homage, but it is also, chillingly, what James would have called ‘the real thing.’” New York Times Book Review
“Raucous, funny, ferocious, and tragic. A literary master, as James was, Ozick makes all those qualities fit together seamlessly, and with heartbreaking effect.” Philadelphia Inquirer

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Author

Author Bio: Cynthia Ozick

Author Bio: Cynthia Ozick

Cynthia Ozick is the author of numerous acclaimed works. She is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Man Booker International Prize. Her stories have won four O. Henry first prizes.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 8.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English