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The World to Come

Dara Horn

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An intoxicating combination of mystery, spirituality, redemption, piety, and passion, The World To Come is Dara Horn's follow-up to her breakout, critically acclaimed debut novel In the Image. Using a real-life art heist as her starting point, Horn traces the life and times of several characters, including Russian-born artist Marc Chagall and the New Jersey-based Ziskind family. Benjamin Ziskind, a former child prodigy, now spends his days writing questions for a television trivia show. After Ben's twin sister, Sara, forces him to attend a singles cocktail party at a Jewish museum, Ben spots Over Vitebsk, a Chagall sketch that once hung in the twins' childhood home. Convinced the painting was stolen from his family, Ben steals the work of art and enlists Sara to create a forgery to replace it. While trying to evade the police, Ben attempts to find the truth of how the painting got to the museum. From a Jewish orphanage in 1920s Soviet Russia where Marc Chagall brought art to orphaned Jewish boys, to a junior high school in Newark, New Jersey, with a stop in the jungles of Da Nang, Vietnam, Horn weaves a story of mystery, romance, folklore, history and theology into a spellbinding modern tale. Richly satisfying and utterly unique, her novel opens the door to "the world to come"-not life after death, but the world we create through our actions right now.

Language:

English

Narrators:

William Dufris

Length:

13h 28m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:24


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:05:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:14:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:18:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:48:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

48:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

53:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

51:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:17:41