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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,312 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Ondaatje Narrator: Hope Davis Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the 1970s in Northern California, near Gold Rush country, a father and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work their farm with the help of Coop, an enigmatic young man who makes his home with them. Theirs is a makeshift family, until it is riven by an incident of violence that sets fire to the rest of their lives.

Divisadero takes us from the city of San Francisco to the raucous backrooms of Nevada's casinos and eventually to the landscape of south-central France. As the narrative moves back and forth in time and place, we discover each of the characters managing to find some foothold in a present rough hewn from the past.

Breathtakingly evoked and with unforgettable characters, Divisadero is a multilayered novel about passion, loss, and the unshakable past, about the often discordant demands of family, love, and memory. It is Michael Ondaatje's most intimate and beautiful novel to date. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by David W. | 2/9/2014

    " I got lost when they moved from generation to generation and then finally left Anna, Claire and Coop somewhere. Do not know how the two sections were connected or why he went where he did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Vanessa | 2/5/2014

    " I feel like I should have liked this book more than I did; I was distracted while I read it and feel like another read-through might redeem the book a bit for me...But there are bigger fish to fry... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Randi | 1/27/2014

    " i spent a long time thinking about this book after i finished it --think he is a fabulous writer "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marie | 1/21/2014

    " I love Ondaatje and push his works on all my friends, even though he's not for everyone and I, predictably, liked this more than anyone else in my book group - although I didn't think it was one of his best books by far. It seemed disjointed, but clearly that was intentional. Alot of the characaters were powerfully written, but then left unresolved. The issues of loss and how lives can be shaped by being interwoven with others was well done, but much of the book seemed to have extraneous stuff that wasn't clear why it was in there. "

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