Loss of Innocence by Richard North Patterson audiobook

Loss of Innocence

By Richard North Patterson
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Blackstone Publishing 9781623650926
10.33 Hours Unabridged
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From acclaimed author Richard North Patterson comes asweeping family drama of dark secrets and individual awakenings, set againstthe backdrop of the tumultuous summer of 1968. America is in a state of turbulence, engulfed in civilunrest and uncertainty. Yet for Whitney Dane—spending the summer of hertwenty-second year on Martha’s Vineyard—life could not be safer nor the futuremore certain. Educated at Wheaton, soon to be married, and the youngestdaughter of the all-American Dane family, Whitney has everything she has everwanted and is everything her all-powerful and doting father, Charles Dane,wants her to be. But the Vineyard’s still waters are disturbed by theappearance of Benjamin Blaine. An underprivileged yet fiercely ambitious andcharismatic figure, he is a force of nature neither Whitney nor her familycould have prepared for. As Ben’s presence begins to awaken independence withinWhitney, it also brings deep-rooted family tensions to a dangerous head. Andsoon Whitney’s set-in-stone future becomes far from satisfactory and herpicture-perfect family far from pretty.

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Summary

Summary

From acclaimed author Richard North Patterson comes asweeping family drama of dark secrets and individual awakenings, set againstthe backdrop of the tumultuous summer of 1968.

America is in a state of turbulence, engulfed in civilunrest and uncertainty. Yet for Whitney Dane—spending the summer of hertwenty-second year on Martha’s Vineyard—life could not be safer nor the futuremore certain.

Educated at Wheaton, soon to be married, and the youngestdaughter of the all-American Dane family, Whitney has everything she has everwanted and is everything her all-powerful and doting father, Charles Dane,wants her to be.

But the Vineyard’s still waters are disturbed by theappearance of Benjamin Blaine. An underprivileged yet fiercely ambitious andcharismatic figure, he is a force of nature neither Whitney nor her familycould have prepared for.

As Ben’s presence begins to awaken independence withinWhitney, it also brings deep-rooted family tensions to a dangerous head. Andsoon Whitney’s set-in-stone future becomes far from satisfactory and herpicture-perfect family far from pretty.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Richard North Patterson has created a richly textured romance, deftly set amid the seismic social shifts of 1968.”  Geraldine Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of Caleb’s Crossing
Loss of Innocence is a stunning tour de force…Richard North Patterson, always brilliant, is better than ever.”  Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of The Deadhouse
“A snapshot of America at a pivotal moment in history, and a beautifully written coming-of-age novel.”  Antonia Fraser, New York Times bestselling author of Mary Queen of Scots
“Richard North Patterson actually looks at the world through a woman’s eyes. He tells us the story of a girl born into a derived identity, and her path toward who she is and what she wants. In one life of the 1960s, he symbolizes a movement that keeps changing all our lives.” Gloria Steinem, New York Times bestselling author of Revolution from Within
Loss of Innocence is an extraordinary novel—profound, emotionally involving, and totally addictive.”  Stephen Fry, author of The Fry Chronicles
“Patterson’s latest novel is a coming-of-age story set amongst the privileged classes of Martha’s Vineyard in the shadow of the turbulent political summer of 1968. A title that is dripping with summer diversions, youthful passion and ideals, class tensions, and familial disruptions makes for wonderful reading whatever the season.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Unlike his previous novels, which usually fall into the thriller category, this latest is a bildungsroman set in the summer and fall of a pivotal year in American history, 1968…The second in a planned trilogy, Patterson’s latest offers up an appealing family drama set against the backdrop of a radically tumultuous and influential time.” Booklist
“Patterson’s second effort in a planned trilogy continues his foray into personal drama and away from geopolitical intrigue and suspense. In this prequel to the first novel…the narrative dives into the angst and anger of one-percenters, focusing on the family Dane…A family saga of class and money, power and pretense, love and loyalty. Think The Thorn Birds or Rich Man, Poor Man among the Martha’s Vineyard moneyed set.” Kirkus Reviews
“The book moves at high velocity [and] is grandly plotted with a crescendo of an ending. This is Richard North Patterson at the top of his game.”  Ward Just, author of An Unfinished Season and Rodin’s Debutante

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Author Bio: Richard North Patterson

Author Bio: Richard North Patterson

Richard North Patterson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil’s Light, In the Name of Honor, The Spire, and a number of other bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, he was the SEC’s liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups. Patterson has appeared on such programs as the Today show, Good Morning America, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and Buchanan and Press

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English