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The Story of Forgetting - A Novel

Stefan Merrill Block

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Abel Haggard is an elderly hunchback who haunts the remnants of his family's farm in the encroaching shadow of the Dallas suburbs, adrift in recollections of those he loved and lost long ago. As a young man, he believed himself to be "the one person too many"; now he is all that remains. Hundreds of miles to the south, in Austin, Seth Waller is a teenage "Master of Nothingness"-a prime specimen of that gangly, pimple-rashed, too-smart breed of adolescent that vanishes in a puff of sarcasm at the slightest threat of human contact. When his mother is diagnosed with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's, Seth sets out on a quest to find her lost relatives and to conduct an "empirical investigation" that will uncover the truth of her genetic history. Though neither knows of the other's existence, Abel and Seth are linked by a dual legacy: the disease that destroys the memories of those they love, and the story of Isidora-an edenic fantasy world free from the sorrows of remembrance, a land without memory where nothing is ever possessed, so nothing can be lost. Through the fusion of myth, science, and storytelling, this novel offers a dazzling illumination of the hard-learned truth that only through the loss of what we consider precious can we understand the value of what remains.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Patrick Lawlor

Length:

10h 26m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:39


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

41:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

34:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:25