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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (211 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mona Simpson Narrator: Kate Rudd Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781455892204
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“All you have to do to become somebody’s God is disappear.” The speaker is Mayan Atassi, the wise and frighteningly vulnerable heroine who captivated readers of Mona Simpson’s Anywhere But Here and who now narrates the novel’s immensely powerful successor. Mayan’s god is her father, who left her when she was a child. Up until now she has worshiped him by waiting for him to come back. But at the age of twenty-eight Mayan sets out to find him. Her quest is an epic, wrenching search that leads her across two continents to the high edge of madness. It leads the reader to a poignant understanding of the nature of love and lovelessness, fathers and fatherlessness, and of the loyalties that make us who we are – even when they threaten to destroy us. “Phenomenal…brilliant, astonishing and wholly original…Simpson [has] created a marvel.” – Newsweek “A breathtaking piece of fiction; Simpson is a writer who can break our heart and mend it in the same sentence.” – Cleveland Plain Dealer “Intimate in scale…profound in implication…dazzling…an essence of family life has been distilled; it is a heady perfume…and enriching experience.” - San Francisco Chronicle Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/10/2013

    " 3.75. I liked the book, but worry she's just got the one story/theme. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy G | 9/18/2013

    " The writing was beautiful, but I found the character whiney and negative. The story dragged on and I wanted to give the character a whack across the face and say, "Get over it! Move on!" While it was effective at expressing obsession, it was unpleasant to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pamk | 7/24/2013

    " This book frustrated me. It's about a woman's quest to find her father but she went on and on ad nauseum and after 250 pages of reading the same things over and over again I gave up. Life is too short.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ivy | 7/16/2013

    " It was a bit long winded, could have been shorter. The last third of the book was the best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleen Crowell | 5/3/2013

    " book one is better "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/5/2013

    " The much-anticipated sequel to Anywhere but Here...and I hated it! It was a cheesy soap opera, which would have been fine had it not had arty pretensions. Oh well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 1/5/2013

    " so-so read. I kept reading b/c i just wanted to know what happen! not because i was that engaged by the story. I think my view is colored by my impatient for people in general who can't get their lives together. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Layna | 1/4/2013

    " Really disappointing as a follow-up to Anywhere But Here. I was kind of surprised by the glowing reviews on the book after reading it. I didn't feel any empathy for the narrator and considering the relentlessness and single-mindedness of the book's focus, it's necessary. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 12/11/2012

    " I tried so hard to like this book. I pushed my way through half of it and complained to whoever I was with about what a bad book it was. I did this until I was told that I was being annoying. So I stopped reading it. That was a really good decision. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Prooost Davis | 12/2/2012

    " Add me to the list of non-finishers. "Anywhere but Here" was so good, and this one was so bad, I started to wonder if she actually wrote both of them. Interestingly, though, when her mother makes brief appearances in this book, things perk up a little. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicki | 11/20/2012

    " I had hooped this sequel would be better than the first one. It was not. Ponderous and depressing to me.....very superficial. "

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About the Author
Author Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson’s books include Anywhere but Here, The Lost Father, and A Regular Guy. She was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists and has won the Whiting Writer’s Award, a Guggenheim Grant, the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and a grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Foundation. She has taught at Bard College since 1988.

About the Narrator

Kate Rudd, actress and award-winning narrator,was born and raised in Michigan. As an actress she has appeared in several independent films and shorts, as well as in multiple episodes of the television show Perks. As an audiobook narrator she was a finalist for the 2013 Audie Award for The Fault in Our Stars. She is also a member of the multinarrator productions for October Mourning and Wonder, which were also 2013 finalists for Audie Awards. She has won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.