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Author: Adam Haslett Narrator: Ellen Archer, Robert Fass Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781478987642
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From a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, a story of a family facing the ultimate question: How far will we go for those we love the most?

When Margaret’s fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic, and the story of how, over the span of decades, his younger siblings—the responsible Celia and the tightly controlled Alec—struggle along with their mother to care for Michael’s increasingly troubled existence. Adam Haslett has given us something rare: an audiobook with the power to change how you see the most important people in your life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Imagine Me Gone is literature of the highest order.”

    Peter Carey, Man Booker Prize–winning author

  • “A richly drawn, Franzenesque canvas…Haslett’s prose shimmers as he peers unflinchingly at the risks and rewards of fighting for love.”

    O, The Oprah Magazine

  • “Brilliantly captures the excruciating burden of love and the role it plays in both our survival and our destruction.”


  • “Haslett’s considerable skills as a writer turn domestic conflicts into something more profound…The sort of writing that is guaranteed to turn heads.”

    Miami Herald

  • “Captures two troubled minds with rare empathy, realism, and insight.”

    Minneapolis Star-Tribune

  • “An achingly realistic portrait of a family sucked into—and dry by—a mentally-ill loved one’s spiral into darkness.”

    W magazine

  • “Adam Haslett’s second novel…has one of the most harrowing…descriptions of a mind in obsessive turmoil and disrepair…a marvelously lucid and intelligent writer.”

    Joy Williams, Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Quick and the Dead

  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A HelloGiggles Pick of New Books You Need to Read This Summer
  • Finalist for the 2016 Kirkus Prize
  • Longlisted for the 2017 Carnegie Medal for Literature
  • A BookPage Best Book of 2016
  • A Time Magazine Best Book of 2016
  • A Huffington Post Best Book of 2016
  • A Library Journal Audio-in-Advance Pick
  • A Kirkus Reviews Pick for May 2016
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2016
  • A 2016 Wall Street Journal Pick of Books That Defined Our Year
  • An Elle Magazine Pick of Best Books of 2016

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Farah Farahati | 2/12/2017

    " this is not a book for everybody since it is very sad. but I strongly recommend that to anyone who has a family member with mental illness. the narrative has a strong voice for each individual character. The multiple point of views in four decades in two different countries UK and USA perfectly are described beautifully. Although it would be a very sad movie, I love to see a movie from this book! It would be a very informative for public health and family of loved ones with mental illness. "

About the Author

Adam Haslett is the author of the short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here, which was a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, and the novel Union Atlantic, winner of the Lambda Literary Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. His books have been translated into eighteen languages, and he has received the Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin, the PEN/Malamud Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations. He lives in New York City.

About the Narrators

Ellen Archer has narrated numerous audiobooks and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She is an actress, and singer with a degree in opera performance from the Boston Conservatory. She has performed extensively on the New York stage and in regional theaters.

Robert Fass is a veteran actor and twice winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has earned mulltiple Earphones Awards, including one for his narration of Francisco Goldman’s Say Her Name, which was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Audiobooks of 2011. He has given voice to modern and classic fiction writers alike, including Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Isaac Asimov, Jeffrey Deaver, and John Steinbeck, as well as to nonfiction works in history, memoir, health, journalism, and business.