The Untelling by Tayari Jones audiobook

The Untelling

By Tayari Jones
Read by Michele Blackmon

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
8.35 Hours 1
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Aria is no stranger to tragedy. Fifteen years ago, a family outing took the lives of her father and baby sister, leaving remaining members of this fractured family struggling with their own guilt—real and imagined. At twenty-five, Aria believes she can reinvent herself through her planned marriage with all its promise of a family of her own. Her infertility changes her life as swiftly and irrevocably as the urban landscape around her. With prose that is both eloquent and unflinching, Jones charts the emotional journey of her characters as they explore the painful territory of truth and the healing landscape of forgiveness.

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Summary

Summary

Aria is no stranger to tragedy. Fifteen years ago, a family outing took the lives of her father and baby sister, leaving remaining members of this fractured family struggling with their own guilt—real and imagined. At twenty-five, Aria believes she can reinvent herself through her planned marriage with all its promise of a family of her own. Her infertility changes her life as swiftly and irrevocably as the urban landscape around her. With prose that is both eloquent and unflinching, Jones charts the emotional journey of her characters as they explore the painful territory of truth and the healing landscape of forgiveness.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Poignant…powerful…startling…Tayari Jones reveals herself as one of the most important writers of her generation.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“The first-person narration is convincing and genuine, and Jones handles her material with sensitivity and sympathy.” Publishers Weekly
“Michelle Blackmon reads in soft, lush tones, expressing Aria’s passion for life and friendship. Blackmon plays with accents and stereotypes of African-Americans and whites in the South, adding spice and color to the narrative. Jones shapes this novel with sophisticated language and imagery that add dimension to the story.” AudioFile
“A delicate portrait of a young woman’s emotional fragility as she attempts to get over the greatest trauma of her life.” Booklist
“Teens will appreciate Ariadne’s dilemma as she wrestles first with the implications of a child out-of-wedlock and then the more difficult truth that she will never bear her own children.” School Library Journal
“Tayari Jones is a remarkable novelist, able to face down the tragedies of life with the clarity and beauty and even the dark humor of a true artist. And she has unerring storytelling instincts. The Untelling is a wonderful book and Tayari Jones is a flat-out brilliant writer.” Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize–winning author
The Untelling is the story of deep hurt and slow realization, injury and recovery, and the way people genuinely change their lives. I love it.” Dorothy Allison, author of Cavedweller

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Author

Author Bio: Tayari Jones

Author Bio: Tayari Jones

Tayari Jones is the author of the novels Silver Sparrow, Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, and An American Marriage, a New York TImes bestseller. Silver Sparrow was named a #1 Indie Next Pick by booksellers in 2011, and the NEA added it to its Big Read Library of classics in 2016. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, the Believer, the New York Times, and Callaloo. A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship, and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. She is a graduate of Spelman College, the University of Iowa, and Arizona State University. She is an associate professor in the MFA program at Rutgers-Newark University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English