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Evening

Susan Minot

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With two novels and one short story collection published to overwhelming critical acclaim ("Monkeys takes your breath away," said Anne Tyler; "heartbreaking, exhilarating," raved the New York Times Book Review), Susan Minot has emerged as one of the most gifted writers in America, praised for her ability to strike at powerful emotional truths in language that is sensual and commanding, mesmerizing in its vitality and intelligence. Now, with Evening, she gives us her most ambitious novel, a work of surpassing beauty. During a summer weekend on the coast of Maine, at the wedding of her best friend, Ann Grant fell in love. She was twenty-five. Forty years later--after three marriages and five children--Ann Lord finds herself in the dim claustrophobia of illness, careening between lucidity and delirium and only vaguely conscious of the friends and family parading by her bedside, when the memory of that weekend returns to her with the clarity and intensity of a fever-dream. Evening unfolds in the rushlight of that memory, as Ann relives those three vivid days on the New England coast, with motorboats buzzing and bands playing in the night, and the devastating tragedy that followed a spectacular wedding. Here, in the surge of hope and possibility that coursed through her at twenty-five--in a singular time of complete surrender--Ann discovers the highest point of her life. Superbly written and miraculously uplifting, Evening is a stirring exploration of time and memory, of love's transcendence and of its failure to transcend--a rich testament to the depths of grief and passion, and a stunning achievement. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kathryn Walker

Length:

2h 59m


Chapters

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04:15

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:31