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Carry the One - A Novel

Carol Anshaw

Carry the One begins in the hours following Carmen's wedding reception, when a car filled with stoned, drunk, and sleepy guests accidently hits and kills a girl on a dark, country road. For the next twenty-five years, those involved, including Carmen and her brother and sister, connect and disconnect and reconnect with each other and their victim. As one character says, "When you add us up, you always have to carry the one." Through friendships and love affairs; marriage and divorce; parenthood, holidays, and the modest tragedies and joys of ordinary days, Carry the One shows how one life affects another and how those who thrive and those who self-destruct are closer to each other than we'd expect. Deceptively short and simple in its premise, this novel derives its power and appeal from the author's beautifully precise use of language; her sympathy for her very recognizable, flawed characters; and her persuasive belief in the transforming forces of time and love.

Carry the One begins in the hours following Carmen's wedding reception, when a car filled with stoned, drunk, and sleepy guests accidently hits and kills a girl on a dark, country road. For the next twenty-five years, those involved, including Carmen and her brother and sister, connect and disconnect and reconnect with each other and their victim. As one character says, "When you add us up, you always have to carry the one." Through friendships and love affairs; marriage and divorce; parenthood, holidays, and the modest tragedies and joys of ordinary days, Carry the One shows how one life affects another and how those who thrive and those who self-destruct are closer to each other than we'd expect. Deceptively short and simple in its premise, this novel derives its power and appeal from the author's beautifully precise use of language; her sympathy for her very recognizable, flawed characters; and her persuasive belief in the transforming forces of time and love.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Carry the One begins in the hours following Carmen's wedding reception, when a car filled with stoned, drunk, and sleepy guests accidently hits and kills a girl on a dark, country road. For the next twenty-five years, those involved, including Carmen and her brother and sister, connect and disconnect and reconnect with each other and their victim. As one character says, "When you add us up, you always have to carry the one." Through friendships and love affairs; marriage and divorce; parenthood, holidays, and the modest tragedies and joys of ordinary days, Carry the One shows how one life affects another and how those who thrive and those who self-destruct are closer to each other than we'd expect. Deceptively short and simple in its premise, this novel derives its power and appeal from the author's beautifully precise use of language; her sympathy for her very recognizable, flawed characters; and her persuasive belief in the transforming forces of time and love.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Renée Raudman

Length:

9h 12m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

44:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

34:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

36:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

31:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:25