[Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, , p2008.
1 sound media player (ca. 5 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2010.
Performed by Christian Rummel.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Previously released by Audible, Inc., p2008 ; published by Brilliance Audio.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
An old man lies dying. Confined to bed in his living room, he sees the walls around him begin to collapse, the windows come loose from their sashes, and the ceiling plaster fall off in great chunks, showering him with a lifetime of debris: newspaper clippings, old photographs, wool jackets, rusty tools, and the mangled brass works of antique clocks. Soon, the clouds from the sky above plummet down on top of him, followed by the stars, till the black night covers him like a shroud. He is hallucinating, in death throes from cancer and kidney failure. A methodical repairer of clocks, he is now finally released from the usual constraints of time and memory to rejoin his father, an epileptic, itinerant peddler, whom he had lost seven decades before. In his return to the wonder and pain of his impoverished childhood in the backwoods of Maine, he recovers a natural world that is at once indifferent to man and inseparable from him, menacing and awe inspiring.
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