You Are Not a Stranger Here

  • by Adam Haslett
  • Narrated by Steven Crossley, Norman Dietz, James Jenner, Jonathan Todd Ross, Scott Sowers
  • 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In his best-selling and lavishly praised first book of stories, Adam Haslett explores lives that appear shuttered by loss and discovers entire worlds hidden inside them. The impact is at once harrowing and thrilling.
An elderly inventor, burning with manic creativity, tries to reconcile with his estranged gay son. A bereaved boy draws a thuggish classmate into a relationship of escalating guilt and violence. A genteel middle-aged woman, a longtime resident of a psychiatric hospital, becomes the confidante of a lovelorn teenaged volunteer. Told with Chekhovian restraint and compassion, and conveying both the sorrow of life and the courage with which people rise to meet it, You Are Not a Stranger Here is a triumph of storytelling.

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Great performances of sensitive stories

A collection of well written, compelling and sensitive stories. The performances were excellent, well balanced and authentic. A worthwhile collection of short fiction and great writing.
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- Jeff Lacy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books