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The Burgess Boys - A Novel

Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout "animates the ordinary with an astonishing force," wrote The New Yorker on the publication of her Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge. The San Francisco Chronicle praised Strout's "magnificent gift for humanizing characters." Now the acclaimed author returns with a stunning novel as powerful and moving as any work in contemporary literature. Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan-the Burgess sibling who stayed behind-urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever. With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose, and remarkable insight into character, The Burgess Boys is Elizabeth Strout's newest and perhaps most astonishing work of literary art. Praise for Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge "Perceptive, deeply empathetic . . . Olive is the axis around which these thirteen complex, relentlessly human narratives spin themselves into Elizabeth Strout's unforgettable novel in stories."-O: The Oprah Magazine "Fiction lovers, remember this name: Olive Kitteridge. . . . You'll never forget her. . . . [Strout] constructs her stories with rich irony and moments of genuine surprise and intense emotion. . . . Glorious, powerful stuff."-USA Today "Funny, wicked and remorseful, Mrs. Kitteridge is a compelling life force, a red-blooded origi

Elizabeth Strout "animates the ordinary with an astonishing force," wrote The New Yorker on the publication of her Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge. The San Francisco Chronicle praised Strout's "magnificent gift for humanizing characters." Now the acclaimed author returns with a stunning novel as powerful and moving as any work in contemporary literature. Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan-the Burgess sibling who stayed behind-urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever. With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose, and remarkable insight into character, The Burgess Boys is Elizabeth Strout's newest and perhaps most astonishing work of literary art. Praise for Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge "Perceptive, deeply empathetic . . . Olive is the axis around which these thirteen complex, relentlessly human narratives spin themselves into Elizabeth Strout's unforgettable novel in stories."-O: The Oprah Magazine "Fiction lovers, remember this name: Olive Kitteridge. . . . You'll never forget her. . . . [Strout] constructs her stories with rich irony and moments of genuine surprise and intense emotion. . . . Glorious, powerful stuff."-USA Today "Funny, wicked and remorseful, Mrs. Kitteridge is a compelling life force, a red-blooded origi
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Elizabeth Strout "animates the ordinary with an astonishing force," wrote The New Yorker on the publication of her Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge. The San Francisco Chronicle praised Strout's "magnificent gift for humanizing characters." Now the acclaimed author returns with a stunning novel as powerful and moving as any work in contemporary literature. Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan-the Burgess sibling who stayed behind-urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever. With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose, and remarkable insight into character, The Burgess Boys is Elizabeth Strout's newest and perhaps most astonishing work of literary art. Praise for Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge "Perceptive, deeply empathetic . . . Olive is the axis around which these thirteen complex, relentlessly human narratives spin themselves into Elizabeth Strout's unforgettable novel in stories."-O: The Oprah Magazine "Fiction lovers, remember this name: Olive Kitteridge. . . . You'll never forget her. . . . [Strout] constructs her stories with rich irony and moments of genuine surprise and intense emotion. . . . Glorious, powerful stuff."-USA Today "Funny, wicked and remorseful, Mrs. Kitteridge is a compelling life force, a red-blooded origi

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

13h 30m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:13


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:42


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:58


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:21


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:04


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:31


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:41


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:41


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:21


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:17


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:08


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:59


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:38


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:38


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:32


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:37


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:52


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:41


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:07


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:28


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:42


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:01


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:13


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:27


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:41


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:29


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:02


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:34


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:50


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:01


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:33


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:44


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:45


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:44


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:25


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:28


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:58


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:13


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:33


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:57


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:30


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:53


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:43


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:26


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:24


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:01


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:18


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:50


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:37


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:13


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:45


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:50


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:40


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:25


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:57


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:42


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:36


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:07


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:14


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:44


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:08


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:56


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:22


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:30


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:59


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:53


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:16


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:32


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:33


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

00:35