The Amalgamation Polka by Stephen Wright audiobook

The Amalgamation Polka

By Stephen Wright
Read by Michael Emerson

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11.80 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781449802868

In 1844, Liberty Fish is born to fervent New York abolitionists; his grandparents are Carolina slaveholders. Caught between them, he endures epic battles, arguments that echo the approaching flames of the Civil War. He searches for a way to escape the nig

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Summary

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In 1844, Liberty Fish is born to fervent New York abolitionists; his grandparents are Carolina slaveholders. Caught between them, he endures epic battles, arguments that echo the approaching flames of the Civil War. He searches for a way to escape the nig

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Endlessly beguiling [by] an extravagantly talented novelist…It offers something rare in historical novels…the vertiginous sensation of a tilt forward into the unknown. This, after all, is what history feels like to the people who live through it, the ones with no idea what will happen next and an uncertain grasp on who the good guys will turn out to be. It feels like the world as you know it, dissolving and re-forming into an unimaginable and un-navigable new configuration. It feels like now…For Wright, America, past and present, is Wonderland, a place of marvels and horrors from which not even the fortunate escape with their heads.” New York times Book Review
“The grotesque piles on top of the macabre in depicting slavery; highly humorous banter flows throughout. This book, rich in an appropriately fatuous, overblown period style, is the morbidly comic counterpoint to Doctorow’s The March.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author Bio: Stephen Wright

Author Bio: Stephen Wright

Stephen Wright is a New York–based novelist known for his use of surrealistic imagery and dark comedy. His work has varied from hallucinatory accounts of war, a family drama among UFO cultists, a carnivalesque novel on a serial killer, to a Civil War picaresque. He has taught writing courses at various universities, including Princeton University, Brown University, and the New School.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 11.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English