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Author: Nell Zink Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9781622317547
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Peggy's and Lee's ill-advised marriage was a mistake from the start. When she runs away with their daughter, leaving their son behind, she and the girl adopt African-American identities and live in near-poverty to escape detection. Meanwhile, Lee and thei Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “In Zink’s zany farce, the comedy of errors cunningly exposes our deep-seated prejudices about race and desire.”

    O, The Oprah Magazine

  • “Zink has a genius for making the bizarre seem natural…makes for one of the most satisfying happy endings in recent fiction.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • Mislaid is a sprawling multigenerational saga of a Southern family that is as absurd and hilarious as it is tragic and seeing.”

    Vanity Fair

  • “A high comedy of racial identity…Zink is a comic writer par excellence.”

    New Yorker

  • “Ms. Zink is a wonderfully talented writer…The thrilling early sections of Mislaid find Ms. Zink writing on a higher plane. Her prose is richer, earthier, more emotionally complex.”

    New York Times

  • “The title of Nell Zink’s new novel is just the first wry, indecorous joke in this zany-brainy story…Zink writes with such faux innocence that her cracks about sexuality and race detonate only after she has riffed off to the next unlikely incident.”

    Washington Post

  • “[An] unconventional but ultimately brilliant novel that takes family, race, and the how decisions you make could resonate for years to come.”

    Men’s Journal

  • “The incomparable Cassandra Campbell shines again with an excellent audiobook performance…Campbell, as always, creates a believable cast of characters with her acrobatic voice and accents. She captures the wry humor that is a staple of the novel’s tone, as well as the omnipresent irony of trying to be oneself in an environment that values only conformity….The listener will be glad to go along for the ride. Winner of AudioFIle Earphones Award.”


  • “Zink’s insight is beautifully braided into understated prose that never lets the tension subside…it all points to Zink’s masterly subtlety and depth.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Crafting a zany story with outlandish characters doing the unexpected, Zink successfully creates a comedy of errors offering a happy ending for an impossible situation.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A National Book Award Longlist Selection
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A BuzzFeed Books Pick for Best Fiction of 2015
  • A 2015 New York Times Book Review Notable Book
  • A New York Times Best Book of 2015

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About the Author

Nell Zink grew up in rural Virginia. She has worked in a variety of trades, including masonry and technical writing. In the early 1990s she edited an indie rock fanzine. Her writing has also appeared in n+1. Her debut novel, The Wallcreeper, was published in 2014. She lives near Berlin.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.