Edgar and Lucy

  • by Victor Lodato
  • Narrated by Victor Lodato
  • 19 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"I love this book. Profoundly spiritual and hilariously specific...an unusual and intimate epic that manages to capture the wonder and terror of both child and parenthood with an uncanny clarity." (Lena Dunham, best-selling author of Not That Kind of Girl)
Edgar and Lucy is a compelling literary masterpiece - a stunning examination of family love and betrayal.
Eight-year-old Edgar Fini remembers nothing of the accident people still whisper about. He only knows that his father is gone, his mother has a limp, and his grandmother believes in ghosts. When Edgar meets a man with his own tragic story, the boy begins a journey into a secret wilderness where nothing is clear - not even the line between the living and the dead. In order to save her son, Lucy has no choice but to confront the demons of her past.
Profound, shocking, and beautiful, Edgar and Lucy is a thrilling adventure and the unlikeliest of love stories.
This program is read by the author.
"Edgar and Lucy started with the character’s voices, and the rhythms of their particular ways of speaking... because I have this very distinct sense of the sound and rhythms... I was thrilled to have the opportunity to record the audiobook. Also, having grown up in New Jersey, I felt I could do justice to the world of the novel, and to the north Jersey accent." (Author Victor Lodato on why he chose to narrate his own novel)

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Caught me in a stranglehold

I was captured by this story from the first paragraph. The author's narration was spot on. There are moments, scenes, passages in this book that are profoundly beautiful. Others are deeply disturbing.
I found myself wondering if I could handle it; I was pulled into the story so deeply. My husband was happy when it was over and I came back to reality.

So, obviously, this is not a light read. It is a masterfully told story of family and human relationships and disfunction. Be forewarned- there are several graphic sex scenes.
If you are up for it I highly recommend that you dive in.
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- Celeste Albers

Guess I feel differently than most...

The story is great. I think I would have MUCH preferred reading this in the printed form. Unlike everyone else's reviews this far, I had a really hard time with the narration. I can even begin to guess how many times I almost returned this book because I couldn't take the narration. Hours into listening I still went back and forth with returning this one. I think I ultimately just learned to adjust to his way of reading. The author read very choppy to me, and I found he paused in odd/wrong places... at first, I thought it was how he was depicting the character of Edgar, but he read that way for all of them to me. I had purchased this book as a pre-order, that's how much I really wanted to like it. And I did like the story. Overall, I'm going with a 4 star rating. But man, I really didn't care for how it was narrated.
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- Tammy Trosclair

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-07-2017
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio