Touch by Alexi Zentner audiobook

Touch

By Alexi Zentner
Read by Norman Dietz

Dreamscape
7.62 Hours Unabridged
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In Sawgamet, a north woods boomtown gone bust, the cold ofwinter breaks the glass of the schoolhouse thermometer, and the dangers ofworking in the cuts are overshadowed by the mysteries and magic lurking in thewoods. Stephen, a pastor, is at home on the eve of his mother’s funeral, thirtyyears after the mythic summer his grandfather returned to the town in search ofhis beloved but long-dead wife. And like his grandfather, Stephen is forced toconfront the losses of his past. Touch introducesyou to a world where monsters and witches oppose singing dogs and goldencaribou, where the living and the dead part and meet again in the cripplingbeauty of winter and the surreal haze of summer.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2011 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize

Nominated for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award

A 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award Finalist

Longlisted for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Longlisted for the 2013 International Dublin Literary Award

In Sawgamet, a north woods boomtown gone bust, the cold ofwinter breaks the glass of the schoolhouse thermometer, and the dangers ofworking in the cuts are overshadowed by the mysteries and magic lurking in thewoods. Stephen, a pastor, is at home on the eve of his mother’s funeral, thirtyyears after the mythic summer his grandfather returned to the town in search ofhis beloved but long-dead wife. And like his grandfather, Stephen is forced toconfront the losses of his past.

Touch introducesyou to a world where monsters and witches oppose singing dogs and goldencaribou, where the living and the dead part and meet again in the cripplingbeauty of winter and the surreal haze of summer.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In this often-haunting debut, fire and ice, light and shadow, death and resurrection intersect…Here the wilderness, of the woods as well as the soul, is a place with which to be reckoned, and the strongest of men and women can fashion from it a life of mythological proportion and beauty.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“A lovely debut, at once dreamy and riveting, like a heavy snowfall watched from a vantage point safe indoors, besides a blazing fire.” Washington Post
“Zentner’s luminous prose successfully conjures magical realism in the wilderness of northern Canada, at once evoking a harsh and unforgiving environment while spinning a soul-stirring tale about loss, love, and the power of believing in miracles. With its seamless blending of the natural and supernatural that is reminiscent of South American writers Borges and García Márquez, Touch is storytelling at its spellbinding best.” Barnes & Noble Review

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Author

Author Bio: Alexi Zentner

Author Bio: Alexi Zentner

Alexi Zentner is the author of Touch, which was published in a dozen countries. His fiction has been featured in the Atlantic and Tin House, among other publications. He lives in Ithaca, New York, with his family.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 7.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English