The Bone Fire by György Dragomán audiobook

The Bone Fire

By György Dragomán
Translated from the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet
Read by Caitlin Kelly

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A New York Times Editors' Choice “Anything can happen in The Bone Fire—and everything does. Dragomán puts us in the middle of our most wondrous and terrifying childhood fairytales, somehow unhazing their dreaminess and replicating their electrifying uncertainty all at once.” —Téa Obreht, bestselling author of Inland and The Tiger's Wife "[Dragomán's] telling is not just magic, but enchantment." —Rebecca Makkai, New York Times Book Review  From an award-winning and internationally acclaimed European writer: A chilling and suspenseful novel set in the wake of a violent revolution about a young girl rescued from an orphanage by an otherworldly grandmother she’s never met Thirteen-year-old Emma grows up under an Eastern European dictatorship where oppression seems eternal. When her dissident parents die in a car accident, she’s taken to an orphanage, only to be adopted soon after by a grandmother she has never met. While her homeland is shattered by a violent revolution, Emma—like a witch's apprentice—comes to learn the ways of her new grandmother, who can tell fortunes from coffee dregs, cause and heal pain at will, and shares her home with the ghost of her husband. But this is not the main reason her grandmother is treated with suspicion and contempt by most people in town. They suspect her or her husband of having been involved in the disappearance of top secret government files. As Emma learns her family history, she begins to see that, for her grandparents, the alternate reality shaped by magic was their only form of freedom. The Bone Fire is a political Gothic, carried along by the menace and promise of a fairy tale.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

Finalist for the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger

Finalist for the Premio von Rezzori

Longlisted for the Prix Femina

A New York Times Editors' Choice

“Anything can happen in The Bone Fire—and everything does. Dragomán puts us in the middle of our most wondrous and terrifying childhood fairytales, somehow unhazing their dreaminess and replicating their electrifying uncertainty all at once.”

—Téa Obreht, bestselling author of Inland and The Tiger's Wife

"[Dragomán's] telling is not just magic, but enchantment."

—Rebecca Makkai, New York Times Book Review 

From an award-winning and internationally acclaimed European writer: A chilling and suspenseful novel set in the wake of a violent revolution about a young girl rescued from an orphanage by an otherworldly grandmother she’s never met

Thirteen-year-old Emma grows up under an Eastern European dictatorship where oppression seems eternal. When her dissident parents die in a car accident, she’s taken to an orphanage, only to be adopted soon after by a grandmother she has never met.

While her homeland is shattered by a violent revolution, Emma—like a witch's apprentice—comes to learn the ways of her new grandmother, who can tell fortunes from coffee dregs, cause and heal pain at will, and shares her home with the ghost of her husband. But this is not the main reason her grandmother is treated with suspicion and contempt by most people in town. They suspect her or her husband of having been involved in the disappearance of top secret government files.

As Emma learns her family history, she begins to see that, for her grandparents, the alternate reality shaped by magic was their only form of freedom. The Bone Fire is a political Gothic, carried along by the menace and promise of a fairy tale.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Dragomán’s] telling is not just magic, but enchantment.” New York Times
"[An] evocative work of magic realism.” Publishers Weekly
“A poignant coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of regime change.” Kirkus Reviews
“Dragomán puts us in the middle of our most wondrous and terrifying childhood fairytales, somehow unhazing their dreaminess and replicating their electrifying uncertainty all at once.” Téa Obreht, New York Times bestselling author
“It is as sinister as it is stunningly beautiful. It is the work of a master.” Julia Phillips, author of Disappearing Earth
“Nested in this novel’s magical setting is the darkly-glinting stone of a turbulent political history of secrets, betrayals, ghosts, and memory. Dragomán’s…terrific gift for sensual details give this book its breathless, detective-fiction-like pacing. It will pierce you like a knitting needle. " Forrest Gander, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

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Author

Author Bio: György Dragomán

Author Bio: György Dragomán

György Dragomán, novelist and translator, was born in Transylvania in 1973 and moved to Hungary when he was fifteen. His first novel, The White King, has been translated into more than twenty languages and won the Sandor Márai Prize and the Jan Michaelski Prize. He lives in Budapest with his family.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 17.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English