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These Are the Names

Tommy Wieringa

A moody, atmospheric literary thriller and "a timeless tale of migration" (The Guardian), from one of Europe's biggest-selling authors Despite its Biblical title-which comes from the opening lines of the Book of Exodus-award-winning novelist Tommy Wieringa has crafted perhaps his most timely book yet, as he traces two stories doomed to collide. In one, we follow a group of starving, near-feral Eurasian refugees on a harrowing quest for survival; in the other, we follow Pontus Beg, a policeman from a small border town on the steppe, as he investigates the death of a rabbi, one of the town's two remaining Jews. What follows is a gripping saga in which the two stories race toward each other, and Beg will be shaken to his core by what each one reveals about man's dark nature, and the possibility-or impossibility-of his own redemption. A virtual parable for our times, These Are the Names offers a suspenseful reading of a crisis that continues to dominate headlines, and simultaneously explores the enduring questions of faith, identity, and what it means to be "home."

A moody, atmospheric literary thriller and "a timeless tale of migration" (The Guardian), from one of Europe's biggest-selling authors Despite its Biblical title-which comes from the opening lines of the Book of Exodus-award-winning novelist Tommy Wieringa has crafted perhaps his most timely book yet, as he traces two stories doomed to collide. In one, we follow a group of starving, near-feral Eurasian refugees on a harrowing quest for survival; in the other, we follow Pontus Beg, a policeman from a small border town on the steppe, as he investigates the death of a rabbi, one of the town's two remaining Jews. What follows is a gripping saga in which the two stories race toward each other, and Beg will be shaken to his core by what each one reveals about man's dark nature, and the possibility-or impossibility-of his own redemption. A virtual parable for our times, These Are the Names offers a suspenseful reading of a crisis that continues to dominate headlines, and simultaneously explores the enduring questions of faith, identity, and what it means to be "home."
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A moody, atmospheric literary thriller and "a timeless tale of migration" (The Guardian), from one of Europe's biggest-selling authors Despite its Biblical title-which comes from the opening lines of the Book of Exodus-award-winning novelist Tommy Wieringa has crafted perhaps his most timely book yet, as he traces two stories doomed to collide. In one, we follow a group of starving, near-feral Eurasian refugees on a harrowing quest for survival; in the other, we follow Pontus Beg, a policeman from a small border town on the steppe, as he investigates the death of a rabbi, one of the town's two remaining Jews. What follows is a gripping saga in which the two stories race toward each other, and Beg will be shaken to his core by what each one reveals about man's dark nature, and the possibility-or impossibility-of his own redemption. A virtual parable for our times, These Are the Names offers a suspenseful reading of a crisis that continues to dominate headlines, and simultaneously explores the enduring questions of faith, identity, and what it means to be "home."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

8h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:07


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:05


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:24


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:11


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:09


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:19


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:18


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:44


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:37


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:58


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:37


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:23


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:09


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:31


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:35


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:08


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:56


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:29


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:47


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:38


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:48


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:02


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:19


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:05


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:34


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:10


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:25


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:57


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:56


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:37


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:39


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:08


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:15


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:16


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:03


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

00:53