The Lake on Fire by Rosellen Brown audiobook

The Lake on Fire

By Rosellen Brown
Read by Emily Lawrence

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge
15.25 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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The Lake on Fire is an epic narrative that begins among nineteenth-century Jewish immigrants on a failing Wisconsin farm. Dazzled by lore of the American dream, Chaya and her strange, brilliant, young brother Asher stow away to Chicago; what they discover there, however, is a Gilded Age as empty a façade as the beautiful Columbian Exposition luring thousands to Lake Michigan's shore. The pair scrapes together a meager living—Chaya in a cigar factory; Asher, roaming the city and stealing books and jewelry to share with the poor, until they find different paths of escape. An examination of family, love, and revolution, this profound tale resonates eerily with today's current events and tumultuous social landscape. The Lake on Fire is robust, gleaming, and grimy all at once, proving that celebrated author Rosellen Brown is back with a story as luminous as ever.

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The Lake on Fire is an epic narrative that begins among nineteenth-century Jewish immigrants on a failing Wisconsin farm. Dazzled by lore of the American dream, Chaya and her strange, brilliant, young brother Asher stow away to Chicago; what they discover there, however, is a Gilded Age as empty a façade as the beautiful Columbian Exposition luring thousands to Lake Michigan's shore. The pair scrapes together a meager living—Chaya in a cigar factory; Asher, roaming the city and stealing books and jewelry to share with the poor, until they find different paths of escape. An examination of family, love, and revolution, this profound tale resonates eerily with today's current events and tumultuous social landscape. The Lake on Fire is robust, gleaming, and grimy all at once, proving that celebrated author Rosellen Brown is back with a story as luminous as ever.

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Author Bio: Rosellen Brown

Author Bio: Rosellen Brown

Rosellen Brown has published multiple books and poetry collections and has taught writing at the University of Houston and the School of the Arts Institute. She has frequently and easily transitioned between genres and forms, with her writing often appearing in Best American Short Stories and other prestigious literary magazines. She won the Janet Kafka Prize for the best novel by an American woman for her book Civil Wars and earned fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the National Endowment of the Arts, among many other honors.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 15.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English