The Untelling by Tayari Jones audiobook

The Untelling

By Tayari Jones
Read by Michele Blackmon

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
8.35 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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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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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English