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The Party - A Novel

Robyn Harding

In this stunning and provocative domestic drama about a sweet sixteen birthday party that goes horribly awry, a wealthy family in San Francisco finds their picture-perfect life unraveling, their darkest secrets revealed, and their friends turned to enemies. One invitation. A lifetime of regrets. Sweet sixteen. It's an exciting coming of age, a milestone, and a rite of passage. Jeff and Kim Sanders plan on throwing a party for their daughter, Hannah—a sweet girl with good grades and nice friends. Rather than an extravagant, indulgent affair, they invite four girls over for pizza, cake, movies, and a sleepover. What could possibly go wrong? But things do go wrong, horrifically so. After a tragic accident occurs, Jeff and Kim's flawless life in a wealthy San Francisco suburb suddenly begins to come apart. In the ugly aftermath, friends become enemies, dark secrets are revealed in the Sanders' marriage, and the truth about their perfect daughter, Hannah, is exposed. Harkening to Herman Koch's The Dinner, Christos Tsiolkas's The Slap, and Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies, The Party takes us behind the façade of the picture-perfect family, exposing the lies, betrayals, and moral lapses that neighbors don't see—and the secrets that children and parents keep from themselves and each other.

In this stunning and provocative domestic drama about a sweet sixteen birthday party that goes horribly awry, a wealthy family in San Francisco finds their picture-perfect life unraveling, their darkest secrets revealed, and their friends turned to enemies. One invitation. A lifetime of regrets. Sweet sixteen. It's an exciting coming of age, a milestone, and a rite of passage. Jeff and Kim Sanders plan on throwing a party for their daughter, Hannah—a sweet girl with good grades and nice friends. Rather than an extravagant, indulgent affair, they invite four girls over for pizza, cake, movies, and a sleepover. What could possibly go wrong? But things do go wrong, horrifically so. After a tragic accident occurs, Jeff and Kim's flawless life in a wealthy San Francisco suburb suddenly begins to come apart. In the ugly aftermath, friends become enemies, dark secrets are revealed in the Sanders' marriage, and the truth about their perfect daughter, Hannah, is exposed. Harkening to Herman Koch's The Dinner, Christos Tsiolkas's The Slap, and Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies, The Party takes us behind the façade of the picture-perfect family, exposing the lies, betrayals, and moral lapses that neighbors don't see—and the secrets that children and parents keep from themselves and each other.
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In this stunning and provocative domestic drama about a sweet sixteen birthday party that goes horribly awry, a wealthy family in San Francisco finds their picture-perfect life unraveling, their darkest secrets revealed, and their friends turned to enemies. One invitation. A lifetime of regrets. Sweet sixteen. It's an exciting coming of age, a milestone, and a rite of passage. Jeff and Kim Sanders plan on throwing a party for their daughter, Hannah—a sweet girl with good grades and nice friends. Rather than an extravagant, indulgent affair, they invite four girls over for pizza, cake, movies, and a sleepover. What could possibly go wrong? But things do go wrong, horrifically so. After a tragic accident occurs, Jeff and Kim's flawless life in a wealthy San Francisco suburb suddenly begins to come apart. In the ugly aftermath, friends become enemies, dark secrets are revealed in the Sanders' marriage, and the truth about their perfect daughter, Hannah, is exposed. Harkening to Herman Koch's The Dinner, Christos Tsiolkas's The Slap, and Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies, The Party takes us behind the façade of the picture-perfect family, exposing the lies, betrayals, and moral lapses that neighbors don't see—and the secrets that children and parents keep from themselves and each other.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

9h 37m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:50


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

17:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

19:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

23:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

20:34


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

15:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

17:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:59


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

22:27


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:51