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The Folded Clock

Heidi Julavits

Like many young people, Heidi Julavits kept a diary. Decades later she found her old diaries in a storage bin, and hoped to discover the early evidence of the person (and writer) she'd since become. Instead, 'The actual diaries revealed me to possess the mind of a paranoid tax auditor.' The entries are daily chronicles of anxieties about grades, looks, boys, and popularity. After reading the confessions of her past self, writes Julavits, 'I want to good-naturedly laugh at this person. I want to but I can't. What she wanted then is scarcely different from what I want today.' Thus was born a desire to try again, to chronicle her daily life as a forty-something woman, wife, mother, and writer. The dazzling result is The Folded Clock, in which the diary form becomes a meditation on time and self.

Like many young people, Heidi Julavits kept a diary. Decades later she found her old diaries in a storage bin, and hoped to discover the early evidence of the person (and writer) she'd since become. Instead, 'The actual diaries revealed me to possess the mind of a paranoid tax auditor.' The entries are daily chronicles of anxieties about grades, looks, boys, and popularity. After reading the confessions of her past self, writes Julavits, 'I want to good-naturedly laugh at this person. I want to but I can't. What she wanted then is scarcely different from what I want today.' Thus was born a desire to try again, to chronicle her daily life as a forty-something woman, wife, mother, and writer. The dazzling result is The Folded Clock, in which the diary form becomes a meditation on time and self.
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Like many young people, Heidi Julavits kept a diary. Decades later she found her old diaries in a storage bin, and hoped to discover the early evidence of the person (and writer) she'd since become. Instead, 'The actual diaries revealed me to possess the mind of a paranoid tax auditor.' The entries are daily chronicles of anxieties about grades, looks, boys, and popularity. After reading the confessions of her past self, writes Julavits, 'I want to good-naturedly laugh at this person. I want to but I can't. What she wanted then is scarcely different from what I want today.' Thus was born a desire to try again, to chronicle her daily life as a forty-something woman, wife, mother, and writer. The dazzling result is The Folded Clock, in which the diary form becomes a meditation on time and self.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tavia Gilbert

Length:

9h 27m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:45

Introduction
Introduction

00:09


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:31


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:02


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:48


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:26


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:38


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:13


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:26


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:30


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:11


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:13


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:13


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:07


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:48


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:07


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:47


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:48


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:00


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:37


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:46


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:38


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:54


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:48


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:53


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:11


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:33


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:58


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:19


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:13


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:09


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:08


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:03


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:48


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:02


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:09


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:03


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:08


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:01


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:52


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:12


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:41


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:35


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:39


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:05


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:00


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:35


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:46


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:14


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:49


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

02:57


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:34


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:13


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:59


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:07


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:56


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

01:39


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:48


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:41


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:57


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:23


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:45


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:03


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:01


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

02:29


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:33


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:18


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:46


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:06


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:43


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:41


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:13


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

00:39