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Author: Allison Lynn Narrator: Kate Rudd Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2013 ISBN: 9781469283562
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A couple escaping the opulent lifestyle of Manhattan’s Upper East Side move to Newport, Rhode Island, only to be confronted by the trappings of the life they tried to leave behind.

Nate, a midlevel wall streeter, and his longtime girlfriend Emily are effectively evicted from New York City when they find they can no longer afford their apartment. An out presents itself in the form of a job offer for Nate in Newport—complete with a bucolic, small, and comparatively affordable new house. Eager to start fresh, they flee city life with their worldly goods packed tightly in their Jeep Cherokee. Yet within minutes of arriving in Rhode Island, the car and their belongings are stolen, and they’re left with nothing but the keys to an empty house and their bawling ten-month-old son.

Over the three-day weekend that follows, as Emily and Nate watch their meager pile of cash dwindle and tensions increase, the secrets they kept from each other in the city emerge, threatening to destroy their hope for a shared future.

A story about losing it all, the complexities of family histories, tainted gene pools, art theft, architecture, and the mad grab for the American Dream, The Exiles bravely explores the weight of our pasts—and whether or not it’s truly possible to start over.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If books teach you how to live, read The Exiles to learn how to be a new parent, a spouse, a human being. Just read it.”

    Darin Strauss, author of Half a Life

  • “Lynn’s narrative, which depicts the raw emotional impact of deceit and the helplessness of being unable to foretell the future or forestall the inevitable, contains moments that introduce wit and humor to a bleak situation that becomes bleaker by the moment.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Lynn’s new novel rings with truth and compassion.”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Allison Lynn is the author of the novels Now You See It  and The Exiles. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, People Magazine, In Style, Post Road, and elsewhere. She has an MFA from NYU. and currently teaches in the Creative Writing program at Butler University. She lives in Indianapolis with her husband, the writer Michael Dahlie, and their son, Evan.

About the Narrator

Kate Rudd, actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared in several independent films and shorts, as well as in multiple episodes of the television show Perks. As an audiobook narrator she has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration.