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Who is Martha?

Marjana Gaponenko

In this rollicking novel, 96-year-old ornithologist Luka Levadski foregoes treatment for lung cancer and moves from Ukraine to Vienna to make a grand exit in a luxury suite at the Hotel Imperial. He reflects on his past while indulging in Viennese cakes and savoring music in a gilded concert hall. Levadski, was born in 1914, the same year that the last of the now extinct-carrier pigeons, Martha, died. Levadski connects with Martha, feeling as if he, too, is the last of his species.

In this rollicking novel, 96-year-old ornithologist Luka Levadski foregoes treatment for lung cancer and moves from Ukraine to Vienna to make a grand exit in a luxury suite at the Hotel Imperial. He reflects on his past while indulging in Viennese cakes and savoring music in a gilded concert hall. Levadski, was born in 1914, the same year that the last of the now extinct-carrier pigeons, Martha, died. Levadski connects with Martha, feeling as if he, too, is the last of his species.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In this rollicking novel, 96-year-old ornithologist Luka Levadski foregoes treatment for lung cancer and moves from Ukraine to Vienna to make a grand exit in a luxury suite at the Hotel Imperial. He reflects on his past while indulging in Viennese cakes and savoring music in a gilded concert hall. Levadski, was born in 1914, the same year that the last of the now extinct-carrier pigeons, Martha, died. Levadski connects with Martha, feeling as if he, too, is the last of his species.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Allan Robertson

Length:

7h 46m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

38:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

38:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:12:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

46:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:41