Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
Alena-logo

Alena

Rachel Pastan

At the Venice Biennale, an aspiring assistant curator from the Midwest meets Bernard Augustin, the wealthy, enigmatic founder of the Nauk, a cutting-edge art museum on Cape Cod. It's been two years since the tragic death of the Nauk's chief curator, Augustin's childhood friend and muse, Alena. When Augustin offers the position to our heroine (who, like du Maurier's original, remains nameless) she dives at the chance-and quickly finds herself well out of her depth. The Nauk echoes with phantoms of the past-a past obsessively preserved by the museum's business manager and the rest of the staff. Their devotion to the memory of the charismatic Alena threatens to stifle the new curator's efforts to realize her own creative vision, and her every move mires her more deeply in artistic, erotic, and emotional entanglements. When new evidence calls into question the circumstances of Alena's death, her loyalty, integrity, and courage are put to the test, and shattering secrets surface. Stirring and provocative, Alena is the result of a delicious visitation of one of the most popular novels of the twentieth century on a brilliant and inventive novelist of the twenty-first.

At the Venice Biennale, an aspiring assistant curator from the Midwest meets Bernard Augustin, the wealthy, enigmatic founder of the Nauk, a cutting-edge art museum on Cape Cod. It's been two years since the tragic death of the Nauk's chief curator, Augustin's childhood friend and muse, Alena. When Augustin offers the position to our heroine (who, like du Maurier's original, remains nameless) she dives at the chance-and quickly finds herself well out of her depth. The Nauk echoes with phantoms of the past-a past obsessively preserved by the museum's business manager and the rest of the staff. Their devotion to the memory of the charismatic Alena threatens to stifle the new curator's efforts to realize her own creative vision, and her every move mires her more deeply in artistic, erotic, and emotional entanglements. When new evidence calls into question the circumstances of Alena's death, her loyalty, integrity, and courage are put to the test, and shattering secrets surface. Stirring and provocative, Alena is the result of a delicious visitation of one of the most popular novels of the twentieth century on a brilliant and inventive novelist of the twenty-first.
More Information

Description:

At the Venice Biennale, an aspiring assistant curator from the Midwest meets Bernard Augustin, the wealthy, enigmatic founder of the Nauk, a cutting-edge art museum on Cape Cod. It's been two years since the tragic death of the Nauk's chief curator, Augustin's childhood friend and muse, Alena. When Augustin offers the position to our heroine (who, like du Maurier's original, remains nameless) she dives at the chance-and quickly finds herself well out of her depth. The Nauk echoes with phantoms of the past-a past obsessively preserved by the museum's business manager and the rest of the staff. Their devotion to the memory of the charismatic Alena threatens to stifle the new curator's efforts to realize her own creative vision, and her every move mires her more deeply in artistic, erotic, and emotional entanglements. When new evidence calls into question the circumstances of Alena's death, her loyalty, integrity, and courage are put to the test, and shattering secrets surface. Stirring and provocative, Alena is the result of a delicious visitation of one of the most popular novels of the twentieth century on a brilliant and inventive novelist of the twenty-first.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Carla Mercer-Meyer

Length:

11h 56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

39:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

44:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

42:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

37:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

36:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

32:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

39:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

29:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

48:34