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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (759 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hari Kunzru Narrator: Simon Prebbl Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It’s the day before Mike Frame’s fiftieth birthday and his quiet provincial life is suddenly falling apart. But perhaps it doesn’t matter, because it’s not his life in the first place. He has a past that his partner Miranda and step-daughter Sam know nothing about, lived under another name amidst the turbulence of the revolutionary armed struggle of the 1970s. Now Mike is seeing ghosts—a dead ex-lover and an old friend who wants to reminisce. Miranda, who once spoke about alternative lifestyles—with the emphasis on alternative, rather than lifestyles—is reinventing herself as a thrusting nineties businesswoman. Mike can no longer ignore the contradiction between who he is and who he once was. Which side was he on back then? And which side is he on now?

Gripping, moving, provocative, and passionate, My Revolutions brings to brilliant life both the radical idealism of the post-‘68 generation and the darker currents which ran beneath it, the eddies of which still shape our history today.

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Quotes & Awards

  • One of the 2008 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Trilby | 2/18/2014

    " A book on CD which I did not finish. Why bother? In a series of flashbacks, the neurotic British narrator rambles on and on about the stupid and irritating crap he did back in the Good Old Days of 'Sixties radicals. The narration is accompanied by ruminations on the political-philosophical rationale for said stupidity. As someone who lived through this crazy period, I find this book as hard to take as the left-wing blowhards and nutcases I knew Back When. Since I got only 80% through this opus, I don't know what happens to the narrator--but I hope he gets arrested and put in prison for the rest of his natural life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Marcy | 2/9/2014

    " So this book was okay. It felt to me like it had potential, but the part of the book I was most interested in was the present-day, where his family had no idea of his real identity. The stories of the protagonist's past were interesting, and vital to the story, but I felt sometimes the book got bogged down in too many details. I was just ready to see how it ended, and I kind of felt it fell short. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris | 2/7/2014

    " This novel takes a look at London's anti-war counter-culture activists from the early 70s. The main character got caught up with a group who grew increasingly violent, (by today's standards - "terrorists". Ultimately their actions escalated, setting writing comuniques, building bombs,fighting the state until they were either caught, killed, or in Chris/Michael's case - went underground. Present day, Michael is married with a step-daughter, neither of whom know anything about his radical past. Meanwhile, someone from his past surfaces to find him and make him confront his volatile past. The story is told in both present and past, and sets the scene for how he gets further and further involved, inspired in part by a charismatic and passionate woman. I've read many books (both novels and non-fiction) about radical activists in the 60s and 70s, but to memory - few about the same in the UK -- so this was a good twist for me. I'm glad that the author told us it was based on the Angry Brigade or else I would have been going crazy trying to figure out the factual basis. Enjoyable and engaging, a fairly quick and easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Colleen Collins | 2/2/2014

    " Eh - thought I'd love this, but it got bogged down in narrative and I had a hard time finishing. Not a fun read for me. "

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