Truly Like Lightning by David Duchovny audiobook

Truly Like Lightning: A Novel

By David Duchovny
Read by David Duchovny

Macmillan Audio 9780374277741
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From the New York Times bestselling author David Duchovny come an epic adventure that asks how we make sense of right and wrong in a world of extremes. For the past twenty years, Bronson Powers, former Hollywood stuntman and converted Mormon, has been homesteading deep in the uninhabited desert outside Joshua Tree with his three wives and ten children. Bronson and his wives, Yalulah, Mary, and Jackie, have been raising their family away from the corruption and evil of the modern world. Their insular existence—controversial, difficult, but Edenic—is upended when the ambitious young developer Maya Abbadessa stumbles upon their land. Hoping to make a profit, she crafts a wager with the family that sets in motion a deadly chain of events. Maya, threatening to report the family to social services, convinces them to enter three of their children into a nearby public school. Bronson and his wives agree that, if Maya can prove that the kids do better in town than in their desert oasis, they will sell her a chunk of their priceless plot of land. Suddenly confronted with all the complications of the twenty-first century that they tried to keep out of their lives, the Powerses must reckon with their lifestyle as they try to save it. Truly Like Lightning, David Duchovny’s fourth novel, is a heartbreaking meditation on family, religion, sex, greed, human nature, and the vanishing environment of an ancient desert. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Summary

Summary

From the New York Times bestselling author David Duchovny come an epic adventure that asks how we make sense of right and wrong in a world of extremes.

For the past twenty years, Bronson Powers, former Hollywood stuntman and converted Mormon, has been homesteading deep in the uninhabited desert outside Joshua Tree with his three wives and ten children. Bronson and his wives, Yalulah, Mary, and Jackie, have been raising their family away from the corruption and evil of the modern world. Their insular existence—controversial, difficult, but Edenic—is upended when the ambitious young developer Maya Abbadessa stumbles upon their land. Hoping to make a profit, she crafts a wager with the family that sets in motion a deadly chain of events.

Maya, threatening to report the family to social services, convinces them to enter three of their children into a nearby public school. Bronson and his wives agree that, if Maya can prove that the kids do better in town than in their desert oasis, they will sell her a chunk of their priceless plot of land. Suddenly confronted with all the complications of the twenty-first century that they tried to keep out of their lives, the Powerses must reckon with their lifestyle as they try to save it.

Truly Like Lightning, David Duchovny’s fourth novel, is a heartbreaking meditation on family, religion, sex, greed, human nature, and the vanishing environment of an ancient desert.

A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Duchovny…offers a dramatic parable involving trespasses against others and the dire consequences that follow…Duchovny’s characteristically nimble prose not only connects the various narratives but exposes the complicated humanity of his multifarious cast. An engrossing story about a clash of cultures and the extremities of faith.” Kirkus Reviews
“A bucking ride through the twenty-first-century American West…Duchovny’s jam-packed page-turner is just waiting for someone to snap up the film rights.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: David Duchovny

Author Bio: David Duchovny

David Duchovny is a television, stage, and screen actor, as well as a screenwriter and director. He is best known for his roles in The X Files and Californication. He is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English