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The Sunken Cathedral - A Novel

Kate Walbert

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From the National Book Award nominee and author of the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling A Short History of Women, a deeply moving, "lyrical, ominous, and unexpectedly funny" (Tom Perrotta, author of The Leftovers) novel that follows a cast of characters as they negotiate one of Manhattan's swiftly changing neighborhoods, extreme weather, and the unease of twenty-first-century life. Marie and Simone, friends for decades, were once immigrants to the city, survivors of World War II in Europe. Now widows living alone in Chelsea, they remain robust, engaged, and adventurous, even as the vistas from their past interrupt their present. Helen is an art historian who takes a painting class with Marie and Simone. Sid Morris, their instructor, presides over a dusty studio in a tenement slated for condo conversion; he awakes the interest of both Simone and Marie. Elizabeth is Marie's upstairs tenant, a woman convinced that others have a secret way of being, a confidence and certainty she lacks. She is increasingly unmoored-baffled by her teenage son, her husband, and the roles she is meant to play. In a chorus of voices, Kate Walbert, a "wickedly smart, gorgeous writer" (The New York Times Book Review), explores the growing disconnect between the world of action her characters inhabit and the longings, desires, and doubts they experience. Interweaving long narrative footnotes, Walbert paints portraits of marriage, of friendship, and of love in its many facets, always limning the inner life, the place of deepest yearning and anxiety. The Sunken Cathedral is a stunningly beautiful, profoundly wise novel about the way we live now.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:40

Introduction
Introduction

00:36


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:59