The Saskiad by Brian Hall audiobook

The Saskiad: A Novel

By Brian Hall

Penguin Audio
12.77 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780593393208

"A novel wise in the complexities of adolescence and the human heart." --The Washington Post Longing to escape the rundown commune outside of Ithaca, New York where she lives with her organic-farmer mother, assorted half-siblings, and a cow named Marilyn, the precociously well-read Saskia White, twelve, imagines herself as the noble contemporary of Odysseus, Marco Polo, and Horatio Hornblower. But Saskia's elaborate fantasies are soon upstaged by her real-life, long-lost father, who leads Saskia and her best friend Jane on a camping trip that turns into an epic adventure of love, sex, and lies. Saskia is as unforgettable as her own heroes, a young girl whose story resonates with a rare and joyous sense of life and discovery.

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"A novel wise in the complexities of adolescence and the human heart." --The Washington Post Longing to escape the rundown commune outside of Ithaca, New York where she lives with her organic-farmer mother, assorted half-siblings, and a cow named Marilyn, the precociously well-read Saskia White, twelve, imagines herself as the noble contemporary of Odysseus, Marco Polo, and Horatio Hornblower. But Saskia's elaborate fantasies are soon upstaged by her real-life, long-lost father, who leads Saskia and her best friend Jane on a camping trip that turns into an epic adventure of love, sex, and lies. Saskia is as unforgettable as her own heroes, a young girl whose story resonates with a rare and joyous sense of life and discovery.

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Author Bio: Brian Hall

Author Bio: Brian Hall

Brian Hall is the author of the novels Madeleine’s WorldThe Saskiad, and the acclaimed story of the Lewis and Clark expedition, I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company, as well as three books of nonfiction. His journalism has appeared in Time, the New Yorker, and the New York Times Magazine.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 12.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English