Eat the Document by Dana Spiotta audiobook

Eat the Document

By Dana Spiotta
Read by Rachael Warren

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
9.13 Hours Unabridged
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In the heyday of the 1970s underground, Bobby DeSoto and Mary Whittaker—passionate, idealistic, and in love—design a series of radical protests against the Vietnam War. When one action goes wrong, the course of their lives is forever changed. The two must erase their past, forge new identities, and never see each other again. Now it is the 1990s. Mary lives in the suburbs with her fifteen-year-old son, who spends hours immersed in the music of his mother’s generation. She has no idea where Bobby is, whether he is alive or dead. Shifting between the protests in the 1970s and the consequences of those choices in the 1990s, Dana Spiotta deftly explores the connection between the two eras—their language, technology, music, and activism. Character-driven and brilliant, this is an important and revelatory novel about the culture of rebellion, with particular resonance now.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction

A 2006 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

A BookRiot Pick of Readers' Choices for Best Activism Fiction

In the heyday of the 1970s underground, Bobby DeSoto and Mary Whittaker—passionate, idealistic, and in love—design a series of radical protests against the Vietnam War. When one action goes wrong, the course of their lives is forever changed. The two must erase their past, forge new identities, and never see each other again.

Now it is the 1990s. Mary lives in the suburbs with her fifteen-year-old son, who spends hours immersed in the music of his mother’s generation. She has no idea where Bobby is, whether he is alive or dead.

Shifting between the protests in the 1970s and the consequences of those choices in the 1990s, Dana Spiotta deftly explores the connection between the two eras—their language, technology, music, and activism. Character-driven and brilliant, this is an important and revelatory novel about the culture of rebellion, with particular resonance now.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brims with such energy and intelligence…Spiotta has written a glorious sendup of contemporary social and ecological activists with all their preening idealism and absurdity.” New York Times Book Review
“Stunning…The staccato ferocity of a Joan Didion essay and the historical resonance and razzle-dazzle language of…Don DeLillo.” New York Times
“Infused with subtle wit…singularly powerful and provocative…Spiotta has a wonderful ironic sensibility, juxtaposing ’70s fervor with ’90s expediency.” Boston Globe
“Scintillating…Spiotta creates a mesmerizing portrait of radicalism’s decline.” Seattle Times

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Author

Author Bio: Dana Spiotta

Author Bio: Dana Spiotta

Dana Spiotta is the author of several books, including Lightning Field, a New York Times Notable Book; Stone Arabia, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; and Eat the Document, a finalist for the National Book Award. She is also a recipient of the John Updike Award and the Rome Prize for Literature.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English