Real Life by Brandon Taylor audiobook

Real Life: A Novel

By Brandon Taylor
Read by Kevin R. Free

Penguin Audio 9780525538882
9.43 Hours 1
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A FINALIST for the Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, the VCU/Cabell First Novelist Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, the NYPL Young Lions Award, and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award    “A blistering coming of age story” —O: The Oprah Magazine Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York TimesThe Washington Post, New York Public Library, Vanity Fair, Elle, NPR, The Guardian, The Paris Review, Harper's BazaarFinancial Times, Huffington Post, BBC, Shondaland, Barnes & Noble, VultureThrillist, Vice, Self, Electric Literature, and Shelf Awareness A novel of startling intimacy, violence, and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town, from an electric new voice. Almost everything about Wallace is at odds with the Midwestern university town where he is working uneasily toward a biochem degree. An introverted young man from Alabama, black and queer, he has left behind his family without escaping the long shadows of his childhood. For reasons of self-preservation, Wallace has enforced a wary distance even within his own circle of friends—some dating each other, some dating women, some feigning straightness. But over the course of a late-summer weekend, a series of confrontations with colleagues, and an unexpected encounter with an ostensibly straight, white classmate, conspire to fracture his defenses while exposing long-hidden currents of hostility and desire within their community.     Real Life is a novel of profound and lacerating power, a story that asks if it’s ever really possible to overcome our private wounds, and at what cost.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2020 Booker Prize

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

A London Guardian Best Book of the Year

A Washington Post Best Book of 2020

An Elle Magazine Pick of 2020's Best Books

A Financial Times Best Book of the Year

A Vanity Fair Magazine Pick of Best Books of the Year

A Harper’s Bazaar Pick of Best Books of 2020

A Paris Review Selection of Top Books of the Year

A BBC’s Best Books of the Year Selection

A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

An NPR Best Book of the Year

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

Among shortlisted titles for Booker Prize, 2020

Among longlisted titles for Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, 2020

Among shortlisted titles for Lambda Literary Award, 2021

Among shortlisted titles for National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, 2020

Among shortlisted titles for VCU Cabell First Novelist Prize, 2021

Among shortlisted titles for Young Lions Award, 2021

A FINALIST for the Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, the VCU/Cabell First Novelist Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, the NYPL Young Lions Award, and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award    “A blistering coming of age story” —O: The Oprah Magazine Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York TimesThe Washington Post, New York Public Library, Vanity Fair, Elle, NPR, The Guardian, The Paris Review, Harper's BazaarFinancial Times, Huffington Post, BBC, Shondaland, Barnes & Noble, VultureThrillist, Vice, Self, Electric Literature, and Shelf Awareness A novel of startling intimacy, violence, and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town, from an electric new voice. Almost everything about Wallace is at odds with the Midwestern university town where he is working uneasily toward a biochem degree. An introverted young man from Alabama, black and queer, he has left behind his family without escaping the long shadows of his childhood. For reasons of self-preservation, Wallace has enforced a wary distance even within his own circle of friends—some dating each other, some dating women, some feigning straightness. But over the course of a late-summer weekend, a series of confrontations with colleagues, and an unexpected encounter with an ostensibly straight, white classmate, conspire to fracture his defenses while exposing long-hidden currents of hostility and desire within their community.     Real Life is a novel of profound and lacerating power, a story that asks if it’s ever really possible to overcome our private wounds, and at what cost.

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Author

Author Bio: Brandon Taylor

Author Bio: Brandon Taylor

Brandon Taylor is the author of Filthy Animals, which was a finalist for the Story Prize, and the novel Real Life, which has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Iowa, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English