The Past by Tessa Hadley audiobook

The Past

By Tessa Hadley
Read by Caroline Lennon

Dreamscape
10.58 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781682628188

Three sisters, a brother, and their children assemble at their country house one last time before it is sold. The house is filled with memories of their shared past yet beneath the idyllic surface, hidden passions, devastating secrets, and dangerous hostilities threaten to consume them. Sophisticated and sleek, Roland’s new wife arouses his sisters’ jealousies. Passion erupts where it’s least expected, shattering the quiet self-possession of Harriet, the eldest sister. Over the course of this summer holiday, the family’s stories and silences intertwine, small disturbances build into familial crises, and a way of life-bourgeois, literate, ritualized, Anglican—winds down to its inevitable end.

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Summary

Summary

A Time Magazine Pick for the Best Books of 2016 So Far

A People Pick of the Week

A Huffington Post Best Book of 2016

A Vulture.com Pick for Books You Need to Read This January

A Flavorwire Pick for the 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2016

A Millions.com Pick for Most Anticipated Books of 2016

A Kirkus Reviews Pick for Winter’s Best Bets

Three sisters, a brother, and their children assemble at their country house one last time before it is sold. The house is filled with memories of their shared past yet beneath the idyllic surface, hidden passions, devastating secrets, and dangerous hostilities threaten to consume them.

Sophisticated and sleek, Roland’s new wife arouses his sisters’ jealousies. Passion erupts where it’s least expected, shattering the quiet self-possession of Harriet, the eldest sister. Over the course of this summer holiday, the family’s stories and silences intertwine, small disturbances build into familial crises, and a way of life-bourgeois, literate, ritualized, Anglican—winds down to its inevitable end.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hadley…makes you feel for these imperfect people, want to scold them, and ultimately accept them as they are. Just like family.” People
“Hadley is so perceptive…that it can feel like she’s revealing little secrets about life that it would have taken you years to notice on your own.” Entertainment Weekly (Grade A-)
“Hadley crystallizes the atmosphere of ordinary life in prose somehow miraculous and natural…Extraordinary.” Washington Post
“A rich, earthy, unsettling, and memorable read, full of luminous turns of phrase and striking images.” Huffington Post
“A fresh take on a familiar story of fractious family reunions where old resentments resurface, new alliances form, and long-buried secrets are uncovered. A great read whether at the cottage or just dreaming of one.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Placing fraught family relationships under the microscope, Hadley, wise and discerning, offers a subtle-yet-bold examination of complex emotional subtexts that have the power to bring kin together or destroy the bonds that would otherwise unite them.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Tessa Hadley

Author Bio: Tessa Hadley

Tessa Hadley is the author of several highly praised novels, Accidents in the Home, which was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, Everything Will Be All Right, The Master Bedroom, and The London Train, as well as two short story collections. She lives in Cardiff and teaches literature and creative writing at Bath Spa University. Her stories appear regularly in The New Yorker, Granta and other magazines.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English