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The Body - A Novel

Hanif Kureishi

"After a bit you realize there's only one invaluable commodity. Not gold or love, but time." How far are we willing to go to stay young? Hanif Kureishi -- acclaimed author of The Buddha of Suburbia and Intimacy -- explores the possibilities in this provocative story of an older man whose brain is surgically placed in a younger man's body by a network of underground doctors. Adam is offered the chance to trade in his sagging flesh for a much younger and more pleasing model. He tells his wife and son that he is going on an extended vacation. He immediately embarks on an odyssey of hedonism, but soon finds himself regretting what he left behind and feeling guilt over the responsibilities he has ignored. Sinister forces pursue him, wanting possession of "his" body, and he soon finds himself with nowhere to turn. "A fluent, socially observant writer whose sentences move with intelligence and wit" (The New York Times Book Review), Kureishi presents us with both a fantastically vivid tale and hard-hitting questions about our own relationships with our minds and bodies -- and with time that is running out.

"After a bit you realize there's only one invaluable commodity. Not gold or love, but time." How far are we willing to go to stay young? Hanif Kureishi -- acclaimed author of The Buddha of Suburbia and Intimacy -- explores the possibilities in this provocative story of an older man whose brain is surgically placed in a younger man's body by a network of underground doctors. Adam is offered the chance to trade in his sagging flesh for a much younger and more pleasing model. He tells his wife and son that he is going on an extended vacation. He immediately embarks on an odyssey of hedonism, but soon finds himself regretting what he left behind and feeling guilt over the responsibilities he has ignored. Sinister forces pursue him, wanting possession of "his" body, and he soon finds himself with nowhere to turn. "A fluent, socially observant writer whose sentences move with intelligence and wit" (The New York Times Book Review), Kureishi presents us with both a fantastically vivid tale and hard-hitting questions about our own relationships with our minds and bodies -- and with time that is running out.
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"After a bit you realize there's only one invaluable commodity. Not gold or love, but time." How far are we willing to go to stay young? Hanif Kureishi -- acclaimed author of The Buddha of Suburbia and Intimacy -- explores the possibilities in this provocative story of an older man whose brain is surgically placed in a younger man's body by a network of underground doctors. Adam is offered the chance to trade in his sagging flesh for a much younger and more pleasing model. He tells his wife and son that he is going on an extended vacation. He immediately embarks on an odyssey of hedonism, but soon finds himself regretting what he left behind and feeling guilt over the responsibilities he has ignored. Sinister forces pursue him, wanting possession of "his" body, and he soon finds himself with nowhere to turn. "A fluent, socially observant writer whose sentences move with intelligence and wit" (The New York Times Book Review), Kureishi presents us with both a fantastically vivid tale and hard-hitting questions about our own relationships with our minds and bodies -- and with time that is running out.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicholas Guy Smith

Length:

4h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:13


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:32