Mercy of a Rude Stream
- The Complete Novels
- Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
- Length: 60 hrs and 58 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-20-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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As the story unfolds, we follow the turbulent odyssey of Ira, along with his extended Jewish family, friends, and lovers, from the outbreak of World War I through his fateful decision to move into the Greenwich Village apartment of his muse and older lover, the seductive but ultimately tragic NYU professor Edith Welles. Set in both the fractured world of Jewish Harlem and the bohemian maelstrom of the Village, Mercy of a Rude Stream echoes Nabokov in its portrayal of sexual deviance, and offers a harrowing and relentless family drama amid a grand panorama of New York City in the 1910s and Roaring 20s.
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By Suzanne on 03-05-15
Get over yourself!
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
People who like self-involved whiners.
What was most disappointing about Henry Roth’s story?
This book truly put me off listening for so long that I've accrued 7 credits! The main character in this book would have been a huge waste of space on earth. I couldn't even finish it so I do hope that it had something redeemable in the end.
What about Christopher Kipiniak’s performance did you like?
He made me hate the character.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Any additional comments?
I really hope I am just stupid and didn't get the point of this book. If someone says it is great, or even good, then he isn't telling the emperor that he is buck-naked.
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