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The Lonely Polygamist

Brady Udall

Brady Udall is the acclaimed author of the internationally best-selling The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint. In The Lonely Polygamist, Udall pens a tragicomic tale starring Golden Richards—who despite having four wives and 28 children, hasn’t quite found fulfillment in life. Like other men in the midst of a mid-life crisis, Golden feels as though he’s drowning. His wives squabble amongst themselves, and he hardly has time for all his children—least of all the 11-year-old who’s taken a keen interest in explosives. And now his construction business is struggling. Yet even after Golden falls in love again and takes a mistress to alleviate his pain, life continues to fall short of expectations. Udall’s skillfully observed tale is “as comic as it is sublimely catastrophic” (Publishers Weekly). Narrator David Aaron Baker’s performance deftly portrays the complexity of Udall’s title character. “Udall’s polished storytelling and sterling cast of perfectly realized and flawed characters make this a serious contender for Great American Novel status.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Brady Udall is the acclaimed author of the internationally best-selling The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint. In The Lonely Polygamist, Udall pens a tragicomic tale starring Golden Richards—who despite having four wives and 28 children, hasn’t quite found fulfillment in life. Like other men in the midst of a mid-life crisis, Golden feels as though he’s drowning. His wives squabble amongst themselves, and he hardly has time for all his children—least of all the 11-year-old who’s taken a keen interest in explosives. And now his construction business is struggling. Yet even after Golden falls in love again and takes a mistress to alleviate his pain, life continues to fall short of expectations. Udall’s skillfully observed tale is “as comic as it is sublimely catastrophic” (Publishers Weekly). Narrator David Aaron Baker’s performance deftly portrays the complexity of Udall’s title character. “Udall’s polished storytelling and sterling cast of perfectly realized and flawed characters make this a serious contender for Great American Novel status.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Brady Udall is the acclaimed author of the internationally best-selling The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint. In The Lonely Polygamist, Udall pens a tragicomic tale starring Golden Richards—who despite having four wives and 28 children, hasn’t quite found fulfillment in life. Like other men in the midst of a mid-life crisis, Golden feels as though he’s drowning. His wives squabble amongst themselves, and he hardly has time for all his children—least of all the 11-year-old who’s taken a keen interest in explosives. And now his construction business is struggling. Yet even after Golden falls in love again and takes a mistress to alleviate his pain, life continues to fall short of expectations. Udall’s skillfully observed tale is “as comic as it is sublimely catastrophic” (Publishers Weekly). Narrator David Aaron Baker’s performance deftly portrays the complexity of Udall’s title character. “Udall’s polished storytelling and sterling cast of perfectly realized and flawed characters make this a serious contender for Great American Novel status.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Aaron Baker

Length:

23h 10m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:51


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:01:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

38:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:04:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

39:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

49:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

46:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:13:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

37:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

38:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

32:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

38:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

39:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

34:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

40:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

27:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

30:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

45:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

40:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

20:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

45:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:06:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:04:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

20:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

20:53


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:01