Cleanness by Garth Greenwell audiobook

Cleanness

By Garth Greenwell
Read by Garth Greenwell

Macmillan Audio 9780374124588
7.19 Hours 1
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"Garth Greenwell’s superb narration makes a powerful case for authors reading their own work. This bleak, honest novel is about the impossibility of knowing all the complicated truths of a person. Though the novel includes dialogue, Greenwell doesn’t alter his voice as he shifts between characters, a choice that adds to the intensity and power of the first-person point of view." -- BookTrib This program is read by the author. In the highly anticipated follow-up to his beloved debut, What Belongs to You, Garth Greenwell deepens his exploration of foreignness, obligation, and desire. A New York Times Notable Books of 2020 Sofia, Bulgaria, a landlocked city in southern Europe, stirs with hope and impending upheaval. Soviet buildings crumble, wind scatters sand from the far south, and political protesters flood the streets with song. In this atmosphere of disquiet, an American teacher navigates a life transformed by the discovery and loss of love. As he prepares to leave the place he’s come to call home, he grapples with the intimate encounters that have marked his years abroad, each bearing uncanny reminders of his past. A queer student’s confession recalls his own first love, a stranger’s seduction devolves into paternal sadism, and a romance with another foreigner opens, and heals, old wounds. Each echo reveals startling insights about what it means to seek connection: with those we love, with the places we inhabit, and with our own fugitive selves. Cleanness revisits and expands the world of Garth Greenwell’s beloved debut, What Belongs to You, declared “an instant classic” by The New York Times Book Review. In exacting, elegant prose, he transcribes the strange dialects of desire, cementing his stature as one of our most vital living writers.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

A Washington Post Best Book of 2020

One of the BBC’s Best Books of 2020

A New York Times Book Review pick of Best Books Now in Paperback

Among longlisted titles for Esquire Magazine Best Books of the Year, 2020

Among longlisted titles for Time Magazine Best Books of the Year, 2020

Among longlisted titles for Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, 2020

Among longlisted titles for The Telegraph (UK) Best Books of the Year, 2020

Among longlisted titles for New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year, 2020

Among longlisted titles for New Yorker Best Books of the Year, 2020

Among longlisted titles for NPR Best Book of the Year, 2020

"Garth Greenwell’s superb narration makes a powerful case for authors reading their own work. This bleak, honest novel is about the impossibility of knowing all the complicated truths of a person. Though the novel includes dialogue, Greenwell doesn’t alter his voice as he shifts between characters, a choice that adds to the intensity and power of the first-person point of view." -- BookTrib This program is read by the author. In the highly anticipated follow-up to his beloved debut, What Belongs to You, Garth Greenwell deepens his exploration of foreignness, obligation, and desire. A New York Times Notable Books of 2020 Sofia, Bulgaria, a landlocked city in southern Europe, stirs with hope and impending upheaval. Soviet buildings crumble, wind scatters sand from the far south, and political protesters flood the streets with song. In this atmosphere of disquiet, an American teacher navigates a life transformed by the discovery and loss of love. As he prepares to leave the place he’s come to call home, he grapples with the intimate encounters that have marked his years abroad, each bearing uncanny reminders of his past. A queer student’s confession recalls his own first love, a stranger’s seduction devolves into paternal sadism, and a romance with another foreigner opens, and heals, old wounds. Each echo reveals startling insights about what it means to seek connection: with those we love, with the places we inhabit, and with our own fugitive selves. Cleanness revisits and expands the world of Garth Greenwell’s beloved debut, What Belongs to You, declared “an instant classic” by The New York Times Book Review. In exacting, elegant prose, he transcribes the strange dialects of desire, cementing his stature as one of our most vital living writers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Greenwell’s writing on language, desire, and sex in all their complex choreography vibrates with intensity, reading like brainwaves and heartbeats as much as words” Booklist (starred review)
“Absolutely spellbinding…Exquisite in its handling of what for many readers will be taboo territory.” Boston Globe
“An electrifying portrait of sex’s power to lacerate and liberate, to make and unmake our deepest selves.” Harper’s

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Garth Greenwell

Author Bio: Garth Greenwell

Garth Greenwell is the author of several books, including What Belongs to You, which won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year, was longlisted for the National Book Award, and was a finalist for six other awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, it was named a Best Book of 2016 by over fifty publications in nine countries, and is translated into a dozen languages. He has written criticism for The New Yorker, the London Review of Books, and the New York Times Book Review, among others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English