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David Guterson

A sweeping, propulsive, darkly humorous new novel by the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars: a story of destiny, desire, and destruction that reimagines Sophocles's Oedipus Rex for our own era. In Seattle in 1962, Walter Cousins, a mild-mannered actuary-"a guy who weighs risk for a living"-takes a risk of his own, and makes the biggest error of his life. He sleeps with Diane Burroughs, the sexy, not-quite-legal British au pair who's taking care of his children for the summer. Diane gets pregnant and leaves their baby on a doorstep, but not before turning the tables on Walter and setting in motion a tragedy of epic proportions. Their orphaned child, adopted by an adoring family and named Edward Aaron King, grows up to become a billionaire Internet tycoon and an international celebrity-the "King of Search"-who unknowingly, but inexorably, hurtles through life toward a fate he may have no power to shape. An instant classic-David Guterson's most daring and dazzling novel yet-that brings a contemporary urgency to one of the greatest stories of all time. From the Hardcover edition.

A sweeping, propulsive, darkly humorous new novel by the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars: a story of destiny, desire, and destruction that reimagines Sophocles's Oedipus Rex for our own era. In Seattle in 1962, Walter Cousins, a mild-mannered actuary-"a guy who weighs risk for a living"-takes a risk of his own, and makes the biggest error of his life. He sleeps with Diane Burroughs, the sexy, not-quite-legal British au pair who's taking care of his children for the summer. Diane gets pregnant and leaves their baby on a doorstep, but not before turning the tables on Walter and setting in motion a tragedy of epic proportions. Their orphaned child, adopted by an adoring family and named Edward Aaron King, grows up to become a billionaire Internet tycoon and an international celebrity-the "King of Search"-who unknowingly, but inexorably, hurtles through life toward a fate he may have no power to shape. An instant classic-David Guterson's most daring and dazzling novel yet-that brings a contemporary urgency to one of the greatest stories of all time. From the Hardcover edition.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A sweeping, propulsive, darkly humorous new novel by the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars: a story of destiny, desire, and destruction that reimagines Sophocles's Oedipus Rex for our own era. In Seattle in 1962, Walter Cousins, a mild-mannered actuary-"a guy who weighs risk for a living"-takes a risk of his own, and makes the biggest error of his life. He sleeps with Diane Burroughs, the sexy, not-quite-legal British au pair who's taking care of his children for the summer. Diane gets pregnant and leaves their baby on a doorstep, but not before turning the tables on Walter and setting in motion a tragedy of epic proportions. Their orphaned child, adopted by an adoring family and named Edward Aaron King, grows up to become a billionaire Internet tycoon and an international celebrity-the "King of Search"-who unknowingly, but inexorably, hurtles through life toward a fate he may have no power to shape. An instant classic-David Guterson's most daring and dazzling novel yet-that brings a contemporary urgency to one of the greatest stories of all time. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

14h 47m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:43


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:46:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

45:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:26:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

51:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

52:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:11:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:31:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:08:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

51:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:16:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

00:35