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The Book of Jonas

Stephen Dau

Jonas is fifteen when his family is killed during an errant U.S. military operation in an unnamed Muslim country. With the help of an international relief organization, he is sent to America, where he struggles to assimilate-foster family, school, a first love. Eventually, he tells a court-mandated counselor and therapist about a U.S. soldier, Christopher Henderson, responsible for saving his life on the tragic night in question. Christopher's mother, Rose, has dedicated her life to finding out what really happened to her son, who disappeared after the raid in which Jonas's village was destroyed. When Jonas meets Rose, a shocking and painful secret gradually surfaces from the past, and builds to a shattering conclusion that haunts long after the final sentence. Told in spare, evocative prose, The Book of Jonas is about memory, about the terrible choices made during war, and about what happens when foreign disaster appears at our own doorstep. It is a rare and virtuosic novel from an exciting new writer to watch.

Jonas is fifteen when his family is killed during an errant U.S. military operation in an unnamed Muslim country. With the help of an international relief organization, he is sent to America, where he struggles to assimilate-foster family, school, a first love. Eventually, he tells a court-mandated counselor and therapist about a U.S. soldier, Christopher Henderson, responsible for saving his life on the tragic night in question. Christopher's mother, Rose, has dedicated her life to finding out what really happened to her son, who disappeared after the raid in which Jonas's village was destroyed. When Jonas meets Rose, a shocking and painful secret gradually surfaces from the past, and builds to a shattering conclusion that haunts long after the final sentence. Told in spare, evocative prose, The Book of Jonas is about memory, about the terrible choices made during war, and about what happens when foreign disaster appears at our own doorstep. It is a rare and virtuosic novel from an exciting new writer to watch.
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Jonas is fifteen when his family is killed during an errant U.S. military operation in an unnamed Muslim country. With the help of an international relief organization, he is sent to America, where he struggles to assimilate-foster family, school, a first love. Eventually, he tells a court-mandated counselor and therapist about a U.S. soldier, Christopher Henderson, responsible for saving his life on the tragic night in question. Christopher's mother, Rose, has dedicated her life to finding out what really happened to her son, who disappeared after the raid in which Jonas's village was destroyed. When Jonas meets Rose, a shocking and painful secret gradually surfaces from the past, and builds to a shattering conclusion that haunts long after the final sentence. Told in spare, evocative prose, The Book of Jonas is about memory, about the terrible choices made during war, and about what happens when foreign disaster appears at our own doorstep. It is a rare and virtuosic novel from an exciting new writer to watch.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

5h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:43


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

03:01


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

02:44


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

05:14


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

02:54


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

01:27


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

03:56


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

02:13


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

04:17


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

02:25


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

00:41


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

02:41


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

01:20


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

02:36


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

02:15


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

04:44


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

00:51


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

01:41


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

01:49


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

02:23


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

00:40


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

01:43


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

02:27


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

01:48


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

01:28


Part 1, Chapter 25
Part 1, Chapter 25

02:34


Part 1, Chapter 26
Part 1, Chapter 26

01:08


Part 1, Chapter 27
Part 1, Chapter 27

01:51


Part 1, Chapter 28
Part 1, Chapter 28

02:17


Part 1, Chapter 29
Part 1, Chapter 29

01:08


Part 1, Chapter 30
Part 1, Chapter 30

01:01


Part 1, Chapter 31
Part 1, Chapter 31

03:59


Part 1, Chapter 32
Part 1, Chapter 32

02:12


Part 1, Chapter 33
Part 1, Chapter 33

01:04


Part 1, Chapter 34
Part 1, Chapter 34

01:26


Part 1, Chapter 35
Part 1, Chapter 35

02:18


Part 1, Chapter 36
Part 1, Chapter 36

02:20


Part 1, Chapter 37
Part 1, Chapter 37

01:46


Part 1, Chapter 38
Part 1, Chapter 38

04:35


Part 1, Chapter 39
Part 1, Chapter 39

03:31


Part 1, Chapter 40
Part 1, Chapter 40

01:52


Part 1, Chapter 41
Part 1, Chapter 41

01:36


Part 1, Chapter 42
Part 1, Chapter 42

01:25


Part 1, Chapter 43
Part 1, Chapter 43

00:50


Part 1, Chapter 44
Part 1, Chapter 44

00:42


Part 1, Chapter 45
Part 1, Chapter 45

01:55


Part 1, Chapter 46
Part 1, Chapter 46

00:54


Part 1, Chapter 47
Part 1, Chapter 47

01:01


Part 1, Chapter 48
Part 1, Chapter 48

01:20


Part 1, Chapter 49
Part 1, Chapter 49

00:50


Part 1, Chapter 50
Part 1, Chapter 50

04:13


Part 1, Chapter 51
Part 1, Chapter 51

05:47


Part 1, Chapter 52
Part 1, Chapter 52

03:03


Part 1, Chapter 53
Part 1, Chapter 53

00:52


Part 1, Chapter 54
Part 1, Chapter 54

01:17


Part 1, Chapter 55
Part 1, Chapter 55

03:36


Part 1, Chapter 56
Part 1, Chapter 56

06:47


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

04:17


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

07:52


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

01:20


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

05:54


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

01:10


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

02:33


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

03:06


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

01:57


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

03:49


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

04:19


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

02:14


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

01:37


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

04:12


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

01:28


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

05:33


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

01:12


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

03:06


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

01:51


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

01:03


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

04:50


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

02:52


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

00:52


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

01:58


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

00:57


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

04:08


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

01:30


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

01:41


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

02:24


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

00:39


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

02:28


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

01:09


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

02:05


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

01:29


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

02:39


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

04:59


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

02:25


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

02:03


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

03:05


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

00:41


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

02:09


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

01:30


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

00:38


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

03:48


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

01:58


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

02:48


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

02:09


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

03:34


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

01:56


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

00:43


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

01:54


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

01:00


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

01:05


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

02:07


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

02:30


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

01:24


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

02:13


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

00:42


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

01:23


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

01:21


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

02:55


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

01:16


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

03:10


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

01:05


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

00:57


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

02:17


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

01:05


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

00:52


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

01:21


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

02:17


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

01:05


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

00:23


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

01:17


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

02:09


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

01:14


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

01:52


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

01:23


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

00:49


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

00:54


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

00:56


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

02:10


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

04:43


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

03:35


Part 4, Chapter 38
Part 4, Chapter 38

03:13


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

00:57


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

00:59


Part 5, Chapter 1
Part 5, Chapter 1

00:40


Part 5, Chapter 2
Part 5, Chapter 2

01:11


Part 5, Chapter 3
Part 5, Chapter 3

07:10


Part 5, Chapter 4
Part 5, Chapter 4

00:50


Part 5, Chapter 5
Part 5, Chapter 5

05:04


Part 5, Chapter 6
Part 5, Chapter 6

03:26


Part 6, Chapter 1
Part 6, Chapter 1

03:26


Part 6, Chapter 2
Part 6, Chapter 2

04:44


Part 6, Chapter 3
Part 6, Chapter 3

02:47


Part 7, Chapter 1
Part 7, Chapter 1

03:00


Part 7, Chapter 2
Part 7, Chapter 2

02:27


Part 7, Chapter 3
Part 7, Chapter 3

00:24