The Keep by Jennifer Egan audiobook

The Keep

By Jennifer Egan
Read by Jeff Gurner and Geneva Carr

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9781400043927
8.04 Hours Unabridged
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Award-winning author Jennifer Egan brilliantly conjures a world from which escape is impossible and where the keep—the tower, the last stand—is both everything worth protecting and the very thing that must be surrendered in order to survive. Two cousins, irreversibly damaged by a childhood prank, reunite twenty years later to renovate a medieval castle in eastern Europe. In an environment of extreme paranoia, cut off from the outside world, the men reenact the signal event of their youth, with even more catastrophic results. And as the full horror of their predicament unfolds, a prisoner, in jail for an unnamed crime, recounts an unforgettable story that seamlessly brings the crimes of the past and present into piercing relation.

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Summary

Summary

One of the 2006 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

A Literary Hub Pick of Perfect Summer Reads

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Award-winning author Jennifer Egan brilliantly conjures a world from which escape is impossible and where the keep—the tower, the last stand—is both everything worth protecting and the very thing that must be surrendered in order to survive.

Two cousins, irreversibly damaged by a childhood prank, reunite twenty years later to renovate a medieval castle in eastern Europe. In an environment of extreme paranoia, cut off from the outside world, the men reenact the signal event of their youth, with even more catastrophic results. And as the full horror of their predicament unfolds, a prisoner, in jail for an unnamed crime, recounts an unforgettable story that seamlessly brings the crimes of the past and present into piercing relation.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This neo-gothic tale…luxuriates in Wilkie Collins-style atmospherics.” New Yorker
“Prodigiously entertaining and profoundly moving.” New York Times
“Irresistibly suspenseful.” Los Angeles Times
The Keep is a wonderfully weird read—a touch experimental in terms of narrative, with a hefty dose of gothic tension and mystery—balanced by an intimate and mesmerizing look at how the past haunts us in different ways.” Amazon.com
“A deft mix of psychological suspense, unconventional romance, and eerie allegory…This spellbinding novel kept us glued to the page right up to its haunting, unforgettable conclusion.” Barnes & Noble
“Jeff Gurner and Geneva Carr give flawless star turns. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
The Keep is a clever, quirky novel that ping-pongs the listener between a medieval castle that kept people out and a modern prison that fences people in until the two worlds collide.” Publishers Weekly
“Beautiful prose…the characters’ emotions are so real, the author’s insights so moving, that readers will be happy to be swept away. Intelligent, challenging and exciting.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Jennifer Egan

Author Bio: Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan, the author of several books of fiction, is the recipient of the 2019 New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association’s 2019 Legacy Award for lifetime achievement. Her works including the New York Times bestseller Manhattan Beach, as well as A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer Prize and National Books Critics Circle Award; The Keep, a national bestseller; the story collection Emerald City; Look at Me, a National Book Award finalist; and The Invisible Circus, which was adapted into a major motion picture. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, Granta, McSweeney’s, the New York Times Magazine, and many others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English