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Author: Daniel Mason Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2007 ISBN: 9781415936016
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From the best-selling author of The Piano Tuner, a stunning new novel about a young girl’s journey through a vast, unnamed country in search of her brother. Raised in a remote village on the edge of a sugarcane plantation, fourteen-year-old Isabel was born with the gift and curse of “seeing farther.” When drought and war grip the backlands, her brother Isaias joins a great exodus to a teeming city in the south. Soon Isabel must follow, forsaking the only home she’s ever known, her sole consolation the thought of being with her brother again. But when she arrives, she discovers that Isaias has disappeared. Weeks and then months pass, until one day, armed only with her unshakable hope, she descends into the chaos of the city to find him. old with astonishing empathy, and strikingly visual, the story of Isabel’s quest–her dignity and determination, her deeply spiritual world–is a universal tale about the bonds of family and a sister’s love for her brother, about journeys and longing, survival and true heroism. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/3/2011

    " I wish there was a little bit more of a coherent plot with an ending that wasn't so anticlimactic, but the writing was absolutely beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 3/23/2011

    " Daniel Mason is the most talented young writer of our time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 3/13/2011

    " It held a pale light to The Piano Tuner, but was fascinating (if depressing) in its own right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 7/18/2010

    " This seems to be my week to read about poverty. This man captures life from a girl's viewpoint better than most men. The personal female aspects he is unable to visualize apparently, but the story is rich and real. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amrit | 6/21/2010

    " I very, very rarely don't finish a book. I got about halve way and just gave up. The writing style wasn't bad, but the story wasn't that interested, slow paced, and dark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/6/2010

    " Another beautifully written novel by Daniel Mason, though I admit I did like The Piano Tuner just a tad bit more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 5/1/2010

    " Not the knockout that was The Piano Tuner, but Mason still tells a tantalizing tale. His hide-the-ball style kept me guessing to the very last page. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Madrona310 | 3/27/2010

    " Couldn't get thru this one. Sad, slow....just didn't catch me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meghan | 1/14/2010

    " I liked his book Piano Tuner much more. This was dry and depressing. Still well written though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiah | 12/8/2009

    " A melancholy tale whose story is all too familiar through out the world. "

About the Author

Daniel Mason is a physician and the author of several novel, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages and adapted for opera and theater. He was named the 2020 winner of the Joyce Carol Oates Prize. He is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Stanford University, where he teaches courses in the humanities and medicine.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading has recorded hundreds of audiobooks across many genres, over a thirty year plus career. Audie Awards: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (mystery), Breasts (non-fiction), Bellwether (fiction), and Words of Radiance (fantasy), co-narrated with her husband, Michael Kramer. Among other awards, she has been recognized with: the ALA Booklist best of 2019 for Bowlaway (fiction), AudioFile Magazine Voice of the Century, Earphones Awards, Narrator of the Year, Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Publisher’s Weekly’s Listen-Up Award. She records at her home studio, Madison Productions, Inc., in Maryland.