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Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles - A Novel

Ron Currie

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A bold, arresting new work of fiction from the acclaimed author of Everything Matters! and the forthcoming novel The One-Eyed Man (March 2017) In this tour de force of imagination, Ron Currie asks why literal veracity means more to us than deeper truths, creating yet again a genre-bending novel that will at once dazzle, move, and provoke. The protagonist of Ron Currie, Jr.'s new novel has a problem­-or rather, several of them. He's a writer whose latest book was destroyed in a fire. He's mourning the death of his father, and has been in love with the same woman since grade school, a woman whose beauty and allure is matched only by her talent for eluding him. Worst of all, he's not even his own man, but rather an amalgam of fact and fiction from Ron Currie's own life. When Currie the character exiles himself to a small Caribbean island to write a new book about the woman he loves, he eventually decides to fake his death, which turns out to be the best career move he's ever made. But fame and fortune come with a price, and Currie learns that in a time of twenty-four-hour news cycles, reality TV, and celebrity Twitter feeds, the one thing the world will not forgive is having been told a deeply satisfying lie. What kind of distinction could, or should, be drawn between Currie the author and Currie the character? Or between the book you hold in your hands and the novel embedded in it? Whatever the answers, Currie, an inventive writer always eager to test the boundaries of storytelling in provocative ways, has essential things to impart along the way about heartbreak, reality, grief, deceit, human frailty, and blinding love.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jake Hart

Length:

8h 6m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:15