Kyra by Carol Gilligan audiobook

Kyra: A Novel

By Carol Gilligan
Read by Justine Eyre and Mark Deakins

Random House Audio
9.31 Hours Unabridged
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An unforgettable novel about love–and the first work of fiction by the author of the groundbreaking nonfiction bestseller In a Different Voice. Kyra is an architect, involved in a project to design a new city. Andreas, a theater director, is staging an innovative production of the opera Tosca. Both have come through political upheaval and personal loss. Neither wants to fall in love. Yet when she asks him, “What is the opposite of losing?” and he says, “Finding,” it galvanizes a powerful attraction, and they risk opening themselves to love once again. When their love affair leads to a shocking betrayal, Kyra’s fierce determination to see under the surface, to know what was true and real, brings her to Greta, a remarkable therapist. As the therapy itself repeats the themes of love and loss, Kyra challenges its structure, and the struggle that ensues between the two women opens the way to a larger understanding. Passionate and revolutionary, KYRA is an exquisitely written love story, imbued with gentle humor. This is an extraordinary work of fiction by one of the most brilliant writers of our time.

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Summary

Summary

An unforgettable novel about love–and the first work of fiction by the author of the groundbreaking nonfiction bestseller In a Different Voice.

Kyra is an architect, involved in a project to design a new city. Andreas, a theater director, is staging an innovative production of the opera Tosca. Both have come through political upheaval and personal loss. Neither wants to fall in love. Yet when she asks him, “What is the opposite of losing?” and he says, “Finding,” it galvanizes a powerful attraction, and they risk opening themselves to love once again.

When their love affair leads to a shocking betrayal, Kyra’s fierce determination to see under the surface, to know what was true and real, brings her to Greta, a remarkable therapist. As the therapy itself repeats the themes of love and loss, Kyra challenges its structure, and the struggle that ensues between the two women opens the way to a larger understanding.

Passionate and revolutionary, KYRA is an exquisitely written love story, imbued with gentle humor. This is an extraordinary work of fiction by one of the most brilliant writers of our time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Ambitious . . . full of lyrical passages. Los Angeles Times
The pleasures of this novel are many indeed. . . . Readers will find themselves haunted by [Kyra’s] clear call to push against the boundaries of their lives. Love is a risk that is always worth taking, Gilligan reminds us. New Orleans Times-Picayune
An enthralling novel, tender, scary, and compelling. It crackles with a fierce intelligence and keeps the reader mesmerized throughout. Maggie Scarf
Both a thought-provoking polemic and a love story. New York Times Book Review
A rare thing: an engrossing, deeply emotional, thinking person’s love story. San Francisco Chronicle
A sensuous first novel exploring the permeable boundaries of women’s inner and outer worlds. O: The Oprah Magazine

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Author

Author Bio: Carol Gilligan

Author Bio: Carol Gilligan

Carol Gilligan is a psychologist and writer who lives in New York City and in the Berkshires. With her students, she co-authored and co-edited several books on women’s psychology and girls’ development, including Meeting at the Crossroads, Between Voice and Silence, Making Connections, and Women, Girls, and Psychotherapy: Reframing Resistance. At Harvard, where she was the first Graham Professor of Gender Studies, her award-winning research led to the founding of the university’s Center on Gender and Education. She is now university professor at New York University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English