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The Body in the Clouds - A Novel

Ashley Hay

From the acclaimed author of the "exquisitely written and deeply felt" (Geraldine Brooks, author of The Secret Chord) novel The Railwayman's Wife comes a magical and gorgeously wrought tale of an astonishing event that connects three people across three hundred years. Imagine you looked up at just the right moment and saw something completely unexpected. What if it was something so marvelous that it transformed time and space forever? The Body in the Clouds tells the story of one such extraordinary moment—a man falling from the sky, and surviving—and of the three men who see it, in different ways and at different times, as they stand on the same piece of land. An astronomer in the 1700s, a bridge worker in the 1930s, and an expatriate banker returning home in the early twenty-first century: all three are transformed by this one magical event. And all three are struggling to understand what the meaning of "home" is, and how to recognize it once you're there. Widely praised for her "poetic gifts" (Booklist) and "graceful, supremely honest, [and] thought-provoking" (Kirkus Reviews) prose, Ashley Hay has crafted a luminous and unforgettable novel about the power of story, its ability to define the world around us, and the questions that transcend time.

From the acclaimed author of the "exquisitely written and deeply felt" (Geraldine Brooks, author of The Secret Chord) novel The Railwayman's Wife comes a magical and gorgeously wrought tale of an astonishing event that connects three people across three hundred years. Imagine you looked up at just the right moment and saw something completely unexpected. What if it was something so marvelous that it transformed time and space forever? The Body in the Clouds tells the story of one such extraordinary moment—a man falling from the sky, and surviving—and of the three men who see it, in different ways and at different times, as they stand on the same piece of land. An astronomer in the 1700s, a bridge worker in the 1930s, and an expatriate banker returning home in the early twenty-first century: all three are transformed by this one magical event. And all three are struggling to understand what the meaning of "home" is, and how to recognize it once you're there. Widely praised for her "poetic gifts" (Booklist) and "graceful, supremely honest, [and] thought-provoking" (Kirkus Reviews) prose, Ashley Hay has crafted a luminous and unforgettable novel about the power of story, its ability to define the world around us, and the questions that transcend time.
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From the acclaimed author of the "exquisitely written and deeply felt" (Geraldine Brooks, author of The Secret Chord) novel The Railwayman's Wife comes a magical and gorgeously wrought tale of an astonishing event that connects three people across three hundred years. Imagine you looked up at just the right moment and saw something completely unexpected. What if it was something so marvelous that it transformed time and space forever? The Body in the Clouds tells the story of one such extraordinary moment—a man falling from the sky, and surviving—and of the three men who see it, in different ways and at different times, as they stand on the same piece of land. An astronomer in the 1700s, a bridge worker in the 1930s, and an expatriate banker returning home in the early twenty-first century: all three are transformed by this one magical event. And all three are struggling to understand what the meaning of "home" is, and how to recognize it once you're there. Widely praised for her "poetic gifts" (Booklist) and "graceful, supremely honest, [and] thought-provoking" (Kirkus Reviews) prose, Ashley Hay has crafted a luminous and unforgettable novel about the power of story, its ability to define the world around us, and the questions that transcend time.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steve West

Length:

10h 32m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

35:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

31:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

59:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

45:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:34