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The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow - A Novel

Rita Leganski

Conceived in love and possibility, Bonaventure Arrow didn't make a peep when he was born, and the doctor nearly took him for dead. No one knows that Bonaventure's silence is filled with resonance-a miraculous gift of rarefied hearing that encompasses the Universe of Every Single Sound. Growing up in the big house on Christopher Street in Bayou Cymbaline, Bonaventure can hear flowers grow, a thousand shades of blue, and the miniature tempests that rage inside raindrops. He can also hear the gentle voice of his father, William Arrow, shot dead before Bonaventure was born by a mysterious stranger known only as the Wanderer. Bonaventure's remarkable gift of listening promises salvation to the souls who love him: his beautiful young mother, Dancy, haunted by the death of her husband; his Grand-mère Letice, plagued by grief and a long-buried guilt she locks away in a chapel; and his father, William, whose roaming spirit must fix the wreckage of the past. With the help of Trinidad Prefontaine, a Creole housekeeper endowed with her own special gifts, Bonaventure will find the key to long-buried mysteries and soothe a chorus of family secrets clamoring to be healed.

Conceived in love and possibility, Bonaventure Arrow didn't make a peep when he was born, and the doctor nearly took him for dead. No one knows that Bonaventure's silence is filled with resonance-a miraculous gift of rarefied hearing that encompasses the Universe of Every Single Sound. Growing up in the big house on Christopher Street in Bayou Cymbaline, Bonaventure can hear flowers grow, a thousand shades of blue, and the miniature tempests that rage inside raindrops. He can also hear the gentle voice of his father, William Arrow, shot dead before Bonaventure was born by a mysterious stranger known only as the Wanderer. Bonaventure's remarkable gift of listening promises salvation to the souls who love him: his beautiful young mother, Dancy, haunted by the death of her husband; his Grand-mère Letice, plagued by grief and a long-buried guilt she locks away in a chapel; and his father, William, whose roaming spirit must fix the wreckage of the past. With the help of Trinidad Prefontaine, a Creole housekeeper endowed with her own special gifts, Bonaventure will find the key to long-buried mysteries and soothe a chorus of family secrets clamoring to be healed.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Conceived in love and possibility, Bonaventure Arrow didn't make a peep when he was born, and the doctor nearly took him for dead. No one knows that Bonaventure's silence is filled with resonance-a miraculous gift of rarefied hearing that encompasses the Universe of Every Single Sound. Growing up in the big house on Christopher Street in Bayou Cymbaline, Bonaventure can hear flowers grow, a thousand shades of blue, and the miniature tempests that rage inside raindrops. He can also hear the gentle voice of his father, William Arrow, shot dead before Bonaventure was born by a mysterious stranger known only as the Wanderer. Bonaventure's remarkable gift of listening promises salvation to the souls who love him: his beautiful young mother, Dancy, haunted by the death of her husband; his Grand-mère Letice, plagued by grief and a long-buried guilt she locks away in a chapel; and his father, William, whose roaming spirit must fix the wreckage of the past. With the help of Trinidad Prefontaine, a Creole housekeeper endowed with her own special gifts, Bonaventure will find the key to long-buried mysteries and soothe a chorus of family secrets clamoring to be healed.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Maggi-Meg Reed

Length:

11h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

14:22


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:06


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

18:14


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

15:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

14:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

16:27


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

12:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

13:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

24:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

15:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

14:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:28


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:36


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

28:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

00:56