The Folded Clock

  • by Heidi Julavits
  • Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
  • 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Like many young people, Heidi Julavits kept a diary. Decades later she found her old diaries in a storage bin and hoped to discover the early evidence of the person (and writer) she'd since become. Instead, "The actual diaries revealed me to possess the mind of a paranoid tax auditor." The entries are daily chronicles of anxieties about grades, looks, boys, and popularity. After reading the confessions of her past self, writes Julavits, "I want to good-naturedly laugh at this person. I want to but I can't. What she wanted then is scarcely different from what I want today."
Thus was born a desire to try again, to chronicle her daily life as a 40-something woman, wife, mother, and writer. The dazzling result is The Folded Clock, in which the diary form becomes a meditation on time and self.

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No

The author of this book is so not-as-cute as she would like to be. Her narcissism and self-conscious efforts to seem weird are a bummer. Plus, the narrator's falseness and over-enunciation will make you want to end it all. Sorry, but I feel like it's important to be honest, since this is something someone might potentially spend money on. I'm sure she's a very nice person.
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- Geoff Rothschild

New narrator please!

Really, if I can drop my bias against the unnecessarily dramatic, "un-modern" narrator, the material is wonderful. Modern and carefully observant, Julavits has a wonderful mind and her writing translates these thoughts, her life into a entertaining read.
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- Claudia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-21-2015
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC