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I Am No One - A Novel

Patrick Flanery

A tense, mesmerizing novel about memory, privacy, fear, and what happens when our past catches up with us. After a decade living in England, Jeremy O'Keefe returns to New York, where he has been hired as a professor of German history at New York University. Though comfortable in his new life, and happy to be near his daughter once again, Jeremy continues to feel the quiet pangs of loneliness. Walking through the city at night, it's as though he could disappear and no one would even notice. But soon, Jeremy's life begins taking strange turns: boxes containing records of his online activity are delivered to his apartment, a young man seems to be following him, and his elderly mother receives anonymous phone calls slandering her son. Why, he wonders, would anyone want to watch him so closely, and, even more upsetting, why would they alert him to the fact that he was being watched? As Jeremy takes stock of the entanglements that marked his years abroad, he wonders if he has unwittingly committed a crime so serious as to make him an enemy of the state. Moving towards a shattering reassessment of what it means to be free in a time of ever more intrusive surveillance, Jeremy is forced to ask himself whether he is "no one," as he believes, or a traitor not just to his country but to everyone around him. - Included in NPR's Best of 2016 Book Concierge

A tense, mesmerizing novel about memory, privacy, fear, and what happens when our past catches up with us. After a decade living in England, Jeremy O'Keefe returns to New York, where he has been hired as a professor of German history at New York University. Though comfortable in his new life, and happy to be near his daughter once again, Jeremy continues to feel the quiet pangs of loneliness. Walking through the city at night, it's as though he could disappear and no one would even notice. But soon, Jeremy's life begins taking strange turns: boxes containing records of his online activity are delivered to his apartment, a young man seems to be following him, and his elderly mother receives anonymous phone calls slandering her son. Why, he wonders, would anyone want to watch him so closely, and, even more upsetting, why would they alert him to the fact that he was being watched? As Jeremy takes stock of the entanglements that marked his years abroad, he wonders if he has unwittingly committed a crime so serious as to make him an enemy of the state. Moving towards a shattering reassessment of what it means to be free in a time of ever more intrusive surveillance, Jeremy is forced to ask himself whether he is "no one," as he believes, or a traitor not just to his country but to everyone around him. - Included in NPR's Best of 2016 Book Concierge
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A tense, mesmerizing novel about memory, privacy, fear, and what happens when our past catches up with us. After a decade living in England, Jeremy O'Keefe returns to New York, where he has been hired as a professor of German history at New York University. Though comfortable in his new life, and happy to be near his daughter once again, Jeremy continues to feel the quiet pangs of loneliness. Walking through the city at night, it's as though he could disappear and no one would even notice. But soon, Jeremy's life begins taking strange turns: boxes containing records of his online activity are delivered to his apartment, a young man seems to be following him, and his elderly mother receives anonymous phone calls slandering her son. Why, he wonders, would anyone want to watch him so closely, and, even more upsetting, why would they alert him to the fact that he was being watched? As Jeremy takes stock of the entanglements that marked his years abroad, he wonders if he has unwittingly committed a crime so serious as to make him an enemy of the state. Moving towards a shattering reassessment of what it means to be free in a time of ever more intrusive surveillance, Jeremy is forced to ask himself whether he is "no one," as he believes, or a traitor not just to his country but to everyone around him. - Included in NPR's Best of 2016 Book Concierge

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steven Crossley

Length:

12h 16m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:40


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:14


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:21


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:33


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:58


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:39


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:30


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:23


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:44


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:12


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:58


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:42


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:58


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:44


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:23


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:34


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:08


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:20


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:49


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:49


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:52


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:05


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:50


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:35


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:56


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:27


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:08


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:56


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:31


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:24


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:00


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:15


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:11


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:17


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:59


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:39


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:07


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:12


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:48


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:52


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:18


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:02


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:59


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

00:32