Evening by Nessa Rapoport audiobook

Evening: A Novel

By Nessa Rapoport
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Two sisters, lost youth, and youthful obsessions; organized by day as the family sits shiva, Evening unfolds the paradoxes of love, ambition, siblings, and the way the past continues to inflect the present, sometimes against our will. In her thirties, Eve is summoned home by her distraught family to mourn the premature death of her sister, Tam, a return that becomes an unexpected encounter with the past. Eve bears the burden of a secret: two weeks before Tam died, Eve and Tam argued so vehemently that they did not speak again. Her sister was famous, acclaimed for her career as a TV journalist and her devoted marriage. But Tam, too, had a secret, revealed the day after the funeral, one that inverts the story Eve has told herself since their childhood. In the aftermath, Eve is forced to revise her version of her fractured family, her sister’s accomplishments and vaunted marriage, and her own impeded ambition in work and love. Day by day as the family sits shiva, the stories unfold, illuminating the past​ to shape the present. Evening explores the dissonant love between sisters, the body in longing, the pride we take in sustaining our illusions, and the redemption that is possible only when they are dispelled.

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A Chicago Review of Books Pick of the Month's Must-Reads

Two sisters, lost youth, and youthful obsessions; organized by day as the family sits shiva, Evening unfolds the paradoxes of love, ambition, siblings, and the way the past continues to inflect the present, sometimes against our will.

In her thirties, Eve is summoned home by her distraught family to mourn the premature death of her sister, Tam, a return that becomes an unexpected encounter with the past. Eve bears the burden of a secret: two weeks before Tam died, Eve and Tam argued so vehemently that they did not speak again. Her sister was famous, acclaimed for her career as a TV journalist and her devoted marriage. But Tam, too, had a secret, revealed the day after the funeral, one that inverts the story Eve has told herself since their childhood. In the aftermath, Eve is forced to revise her version of her fractured family, her sister’s accomplishments and vaunted marriage, and her own impeded ambition in work and love.

Day by day as the family sits shiva, the stories unfold, illuminating the past​ to shape the present. Evening explores the dissonant love between sisters, the body in longing, the pride we take in sustaining our illusions, and the redemption that is possible only when they are dispelled.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Written in clear and thoughtful prose, Evening will keep readers entranced with the bonds and the competitions between sisters and the questions of what remains when loved ones are gone.” Shelf Awareness
“Beautifully written, with expertly crafted dialogue and meaningful characters, Evening is an emotional look at one family’s tragic loss and a powerful reminder that the only way to move forward is to go through.” Booklist
“Adroitly touches on everything we’ve ever wanted to know about the inner lives of women…a novel that draws the reader in bit by bit until you are totally under its spell.” Daphne Merkin, author of 22 Minutes of Unconditional Love
“Somber but hopeful, this work reveals truths about family dynamics, which are always messier and more complicated than unquestioned family lore.” Library Journal
“Evening is a mourning novel and a ghost story, the novel’s rooms crowded with opinionated family and friends and all the history and complicated relationships they carry. Each family grieves in its own way.” Vogue
“Smart, darkly funny …Rapoport’s prose crackles with wit…Zuffused with deep feeling, Rapoport’s narrative boldly faces the darkness that can fuel sisterly rivalry.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Evening is a masterpiece…Lusty, funny, grand. My shabby words do not even begin to convey how brilliant this book is.” E. Jean Carroll, author of What Do We Need Men For?

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Author Bio: Nessa Rapoport

Author Bio: Nessa Rapoport

Nessa Rapoport was born in Toronto, Canada. Her memoir, House on the River, was awarded a grant by the Canada Council for the Arts. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, among others. She lives in New York with her husband, artist Tobi Kahn.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 5.36
Audience: Adult
Language: English