The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan audiobook

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams: A novel

By Richard Flanagan
Read by Essie Davis

Random House Audio
6.81 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780593410653

From the acclaimed Booker Prize-winning author comes a dazzling novel of family, love and love's disappointments Anna's aged mother is dying. Condemned by her children's pity to living, subjected to increasingly desperate medical interventions, she turns her focus to her hospital window, through which she escapes into visions of horror and delight. When Anna's finger vanishes and a few months later her knee disappears, Anna too feels the pull of the window. She begins to see that all around her, others are similarly vanishing, yet no one else notices. All Anna can do is keep her mother alive. But the window keeps opening wider, taking Anna and the reader ever deeper into an eerily beautiful story of grief and possibility, of loss and love and orange-bellied parrots.      Hailed on publication in Australia as Richard Flanagan's greatest novel yet, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams is a rising ember storm illuminating what remains when the inferno beckons: one part elegy, one part dream, one part hope.

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Summary

Summary

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

An Oprah Magazine Pick of the Month

From the acclaimed Booker Prize-winning author comes a dazzling novel of family, love and love's disappointments Anna's aged mother is dying. Condemned by her children's pity to living, subjected to increasingly desperate medical interventions, she turns her focus to her hospital window, through which she escapes into visions of horror and delight. When Anna's finger vanishes and a few months later her knee disappears, Anna too feels the pull of the window. She begins to see that all around her, others are similarly vanishing, yet no one else notices. All Anna can do is keep her mother alive. But the window keeps opening wider, taking Anna and the reader ever deeper into an eerily beautiful story of grief and possibility, of loss and love and orange-bellied parrots.      Hailed on publication in Australia as Richard Flanagan's greatest novel yet, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams is a rising ember storm illuminating what remains when the inferno beckons: one part elegy, one part dream, one part hope.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A fiercely well-observed account of the psychological twists and turns, the stress points and the double-binds of familial love.” Daily Telegraph (London)
“Illuminates the dangers of taking the world and one another for granted. Its intensity, urgency, and insights are unforgettable.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A kind of dystopian parable, a metaphor for vanishing species and shifting conditions in the era of climate change.” O, The Oprah Magazine

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Author

Author Bio: Richard Flanagan

Author Bio: Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan is the author of the novels Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Gould’s Book of Fish, The Unknown Terrorist, and Wanting. He lives in Tasmania.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 6.81
Audience: Adult
Language: English