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Northwest Corner - A Novel

John Burnham Schwartz

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The New York Times Book Review called Reservation Road "a triumph," and the novel was universally acclaimed. Now, in a brilliant literary performance by one of our most compelling and compassionate writers, John Burnham Schwartz reintroduces us to Reservation Road's unforgettable characters in a superb new work of fiction that stands magnificently on its own. Northwest Corner is a riveting story about the complex, fierce, ultimately inspiring resilience of families in the face of life's most difficult and unexpected challenges. Twelve years after a tragic accident and a cover-up that led to prison time, Dwight Arno, now fifty, is a man who has started over without exactly moving on. Living alone in California, haunted yet keeping his head down, Dwight manages a sporting goods store and dates a woman to whom he hasn't revealed the truth about his past. Then an unexpected arrival throws his carefully neutralized life into turmoil and exposes all that he's hidden. Sam, Dwight's estranged college-age son, has shown up without warning, fleeing a devastating incident in his own life. In its way, Sam's sense of guilt is as crushing as his father's. As the two men are forced to confront their similar natures and their half-buried hopes for connection, they must also search for redemption and love. In turn, they dramatically transform the lives of the women around them: the ex-wives, mothers, and lovers they have turned to in their desperate attempts to somehow rewrite, outrun, or eradicate the past. Told in the resonant voices of everyday people gripped in the emotional riptide of lived life, Northwest Corner is at once tough and heart-lifting, an urgent, powerful story about family bonds that can never be broken and the wayward roads that lead us back to those we love. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

7h 33m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:27


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

05:54


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

06:23


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

07:58


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

07:56


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

11:43


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

13:37


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

05:29


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

03:40


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

04:39


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

10:27


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

02:50


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

07:30


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

08:52


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

06:33


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

08:01


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

04:17


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

13:04


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

06:46


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

04:08


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

04:09


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

04:02


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

06:06


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

07:16


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

06:26


Part 1, Chapter 25
Part 1, Chapter 25

04:20


Part 1, Chapter 26
Part 1, Chapter 26

12:06


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

05:19


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

10:33


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

02:34


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

13:56


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

06:16


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

08:09


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

05:28


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

10:37


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

04:42


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

08:00


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

06:10


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

07:01


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

07:12


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

04:10


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

07:23


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

06:21


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

06:28


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

11:46


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

04:39


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

04:31


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

13:58


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

07:14


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

06:34


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

05:07


Part 3, Chapter 51
Part 3, Chapter 51

06:01


Part 3, Chapter 52
Part 3, Chapter 52

12:35


Part 3, Chapter 53
Part 3, Chapter 53

05:00


Part 3, Chapter 54
Part 3, Chapter 54

06:20


Part 3, Chapter 55
Part 3, Chapter 55

06:05


Part 3, Chapter 56
Part 3, Chapter 56

05:42


Part 3, Chapter 57
Part 3, Chapter 57

07:47


Part 3, Chapter 58
Part 3, Chapter 58

03:59


Part 3, Chapter 59
Part 3, Chapter 59

06:18


Part 3, Chapter 60
Part 3, Chapter 60

11:47


Part 4, Chapter 61
Part 4, Chapter 61

04:52


Part 4, Chapter 62
Part 4, Chapter 62

17:27


Part 4, Chapter 63
Part 4, Chapter 63

00:34