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That Old Cape Magic - A Novel

Richard Russo

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Following Bridge of Sighs-a national best seller hailed by The Boston Globe as "an astounding achievement" and "a masterpiece"-Richard Russo gives us the story of a marriage, and of all the other ties that bind, from parents and in-laws to children and the promises of youth. Griffin has been tooling around for nearly a year with his father's ashes in the trunk, but his mother is very much alive and not shy about calling on his cell phone. She does so as he drives down to Cape Cod, where he and his wife, Joy, will celebrate the marriage of their daughter Laura's best friend. For Griffin this is akin to driving into the past, since he took his childhood summer vacations here, his parents' respite from the hated Midwest. And the Cape is where he and Joy honeymooned, in the course of which they drafted the Great Truro Accord, a plan for their lives together that's now thirty years old and has largely come true. He'd left screenwriting and Los Angeles behind for the sort of New England college his snobby academic parents had always aspired to in vain; they'd moved into an old house full of character; and they'd started a family. Check, check and check. But be careful what you pray for, especially if you manage to achieve it. By the end of this perfectly lovely weekend, the past has so thoroughly swamped the present that the future suddenly hangs in the balance. And when, a year later, a far more important wedding takes place, their beloved Laura's, on the coast of Maine, Griffin's chauffeuring two urns of ashes as he contends once more with Joy and her large, unruly family, and both he and she have brought dates along. How in the world could this have happened? That Old Cape Magic is a novel of deep introspection and every family feeling imaginable, with a middle-aged man confronting his parents and their failed marriage, his own troubled one, his daughter's new life and, finally, what it was he thought he wanted and what in fact he has. The storytelling is flawless throughout, moments of great comedy and even hila

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

9h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:44


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:32


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:50


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:12


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:47


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:05


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:54


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:13


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:56


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:08


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:47


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:48


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:52


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:37


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

00:33