The Secret Talker by Geling Yan audiobook

The Secret Talker: A Novel

By Geling Yan
Translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Tiang
Read by Angela Lin

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780063004030
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A NEW YORK TIMES BEST THRILLER OF 2021 AND "GLOBETROTTING" PICK! A woman reclaims her own story in this taut and wholly original literary tale from one of China’s literary superstars. Hongmei is the perfect Chinese wife: beautiful, diligent, passive. Glen is the perfect American husband: intelligent, caring, well-off. From the outside, Hongmei and Glen's life in the San Francisco Bay Area seems perfect. But at home, their marriage is falling apart. Post-its left on the fridge are their primary form of communication.   When Hongmei receives a beguiling email from a secret admirer, naturally she’s intrigued. But what starts out as harmless flirting with an internet stranger quickly turns into an all-consuming emotional affair. As Hongmei spills more and more about her dark past as a military intelligence officer-in-training in China, she falls deeper and deeper into a tense cat-and-mouse game. Desperate and self-destructive, she embarks on an investigation into her emailer’s secret history…one that may tear her life and marriage apart forever. A psychological story at its core, The Secret Talker elegantly examines how repressed desire and simmering silence can upend even the most idyllic marriage. As Hongmei pursues her stalker, her identity and agency come into question, and the chase curveballs into a captivating journey of self-actualization. Yan Geling pierces the human psyche to reveal devastating and emotional truths – and an ending that will leave readers speechless. Translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Tiang

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Best Book of the Year in Thrillers

A Crime Reads Pick of Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2021

A Millions.com Pick of Most Anticipated Upcoming Books

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST THRILLER OF 2021 AND "GLOBETROTTING" PICK!

A woman reclaims her own story in this taut and wholly original literary tale from one of China’s literary superstars.

Hongmei is the perfect Chinese wife: beautiful, diligent, passive. Glen is the perfect American husband: intelligent, caring, well-off. From the outside, Hongmei and Glen's life in the San Francisco Bay Area seems perfect. But at home, their marriage is falling apart. Post-its left on the fridge are their primary form of communication.  

When Hongmei receives a beguiling email from a secret admirer, naturally she’s intrigued. But what starts out as harmless flirting with an internet stranger quickly turns into an all-consuming emotional affair. As Hongmei spills more and more about her dark past as a military intelligence officer-in-training in China, she falls deeper and deeper into a tense cat-and-mouse game. Desperate and self-destructive, she embarks on an investigation into her emailer’s secret history…one that may tear her life and marriage apart forever.

A psychological story at its core, The Secret Talker elegantly examines how repressed desire and simmering silence can upend even the most idyllic marriage. As Hongmei pursues her stalker, her identity and agency come into question, and the chase curveballs into a captivating journey of self-actualization. Yan Geling pierces the human psyche to reveal devastating and emotional truths – and an ending that will leave readers speechless.

Translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Tiang

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Secret Talker bring[s] the mood of an existential novel to a hair-raising thriller.” Washington Post
“Searing and delicately brutal, [The Secret Talker] strikes at the heart of what makes a relationship implode.” PopSugar
“A steamy slow-burn psychological thriller…a cat and mouse game that will keep you guessing to the last page.” Crime Reads

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Author

Author Bio: Geling Yan

Author Bio: Geling Yan

Geling Yan is one of the most acclaimed contemporary novelists and screenwriters writing in the Chinese language today. She is the author of numerous novels, short stories, novellas, essays, and scripts. Yan is fluent in English and lives in Berlin, Germany.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 3.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English