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Wild Abandon - A Novel

Joe Dunthorne

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

At a once vibrant communal-living property in the British countryside, back-to-basics fervor has given way to a vague discontent. A place that once buzzed with activity, from the polytunnels to the pottery shed, now functions with a skeleton crew. Founder Don Riley surveys his domain with the grim focus of someone who knows what's best for everyone-and isn't afraid to let them know. Especially when those people are related to him. Don's wife, Freya, can't quite decide whether not liking someone anymore is enough reason to end a twenty-year marriage. So she decamps to a mud yurt in the woods to mull it over. Their seventeen-year-old daughter, Kate, enrolls in school for the first time in her life: the exotic new world of fellow teenagers and surprisingly tasty cafeteria food beckons, and she is quickly lured into the arms of a "meathead" classmate. In his sister's absence, eleven-year-old Albert falls under the spell of an outlandish new visitor to the community who fills his head with strange notions of the impending end of the world. Faced with the task of rescuing his son from apocalyptic fantasies, his daughter from the clutches of suburbia, and his wife from her increasingly apparent desire to leave him, Don convinces himself that the only way to save the world he's created is . . . to throw the biggest party of his life. Will anyone show up? From the acclaimed young author of Submarine, Wild Abandon is a strange and wonderful look at love-familial and romantic, returned and rebuffed-and the people and places we choose to call home.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Lawrence

Length:

9h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

29:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:15