Falling Bodies by Andrew Mark audiobook

Falling Bodies

By Andrew Mark
Read by Dylan Baker

4.43 Hours 05/01/1999 Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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An eloquent illumination of the condition, Falling Bodies is an extraordinary debut novel of love and loss, despair and renewal, and the promise -- and limitations -- of the laws of physics. Jackson's wife and two children are gone -- taken away in the blink of an eye by a terrible car accident. A professor of physics, Jackson can mathematically prove that the universe is governed by specific laws, can explain why planes fly and how matter interacts. But he can't fathom the consequences of loss, or reaffirm his former belief in the unifying force of love. Haunted by memories of happier times -- as well as by a nagging dread following an act of despair -- he heads aimlessly out on the open road, and finds a woman whose pain is almost as great as his. Now Jackson must discover whether she can help him to heal his past, or if he has the courage to even try.... With rare clarity and insight, Andrew Mark tells an unforgettable story that richly articulates the possibilities of life -- and the healing power of love.

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Summary

Summary

An eloquent illumination of the condition, Falling Bodies is an extraordinary debut novel of love and loss, despair and renewal, and the promise -- and limitations -- of the laws of physics.

Jackson's wife and two children are gone -- taken away in the blink of an eye by a terrible car accident. A professor of physics, Jackson can mathematically prove that the universe is governed by specific laws, can explain why planes fly and how matter interacts. But he can't fathom the consequences of loss, or reaffirm his former belief in the unifying force of love. Haunted by memories of happier times -- as well as by a nagging dread following an act of despair -- he heads aimlessly out on the open road, and finds a woman whose pain is almost as great as his. Now Jackson must discover whether she can help him to heal his past, or if he has the courage to even try....

With rare clarity and insight, Andrew Mark tells an unforgettable story that richly articulates the possibilities of life -- and the healing power of love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[An] eloquent first novel…lyrical and powerful.”  Nicholas Sparks
“Einsteinian physics and mathematical principles make an intriguing background for a love story.”  Publishers Weekly
“Mark’s sensitivity to the traumas of loss, whether loved ones are the victims of drunk drivers or terminal disease, makes this an extremely moving tale, and his introspective and hopeful tone deepens the story’s emotional value.”  Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Andrew Mark

Author Bio: Andrew Mark

Andrew Mark’s writing has appeared in magazines such as New York magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and Omni. He also contributed to the bestselling book Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide. He lives in Maine with his wife, writer Kelli Pryor.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 4.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English