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Heroes of the Frontier

Dave Eggers

"A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale - On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King… Deeply affecting." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction A captivating, often hilarious novel of family and wilderness from the bestselling author of The Circle, this is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure. Josie and her children's father have split up, she's been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she's grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée's family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: They see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonfire, and they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization. A tremendous new novel from the best-selling author of The Circle, Heroes of the Frontier is the darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness.

"A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale - On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King… Deeply affecting." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction A captivating, often hilarious novel of family and wilderness from the bestselling author of The Circle, this is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure. Josie and her children's father have split up, she's been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she's grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée's family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: They see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonfire, and they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization. A tremendous new novel from the best-selling author of The Circle, Heroes of the Frontier is the darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

"A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale - On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King… Deeply affecting." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction A captivating, often hilarious novel of family and wilderness from the bestselling author of The Circle, this is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure. Josie and her children's father have split up, she's been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she's grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée's family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: They see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonfire, and they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization. A tremendous new novel from the best-selling author of The Circle, Heroes of the Frontier is the darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rebecca Lowman

Length:

12h 6m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:32


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:28


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:40


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:41


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:58


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:40


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:07


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:13


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:54


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:10


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:56


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:45


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:35


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:51


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:31


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:07


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:59


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:32


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:48


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:23


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:52


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:37


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:43


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:31


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:16


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:30


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:11


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:45


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:12


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:10


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:14


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:13


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:24


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:00


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:47


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:45


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:48


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:45


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:37


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:54


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:15


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

09:49


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:16


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:54


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:15


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:01


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:01


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:31


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

00:10


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

00:28