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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Meinecke Narrator: Kate Rudd Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781469200989
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To have, to be, and to appear: that is the topic of twenty-four-year-old Vivian’s master’s thesis, an ambitious work that explores the role of gender in social, artistic, and intellectual pursuits. To gather her research, Vivian peppers her friends and classmates with a series of increasingly provocative questions guaranteed to spark the curiosity of anyone who has ever questioned why things are the way they are, particularly regarding the perception of gender between individuals and in society. Adventurous listeners are subsequently led through the same questions by a diverse quintet of characters: bisexual Korinna, a star tennis player and obsessive reader of Michel Foucault’s and Judith Butler’s theories of sexuality; Frauke, a lesbian doctoral student writing her dissertation about Christ’s foreskin; Frauke’s fiancée Angela, formerly Angelo, a Bible-reading Italian Catholic who considers himself a lesbian; and Hans, a self-described male feminist who believes that men suffer from “reproduction envy.” Groundbreaking author Thomas Meinecke brings his innovative writing style to this arresting novel, sampling words and texts the way a disc jockey samples music, spinning seemingly disparate tunes into a single, glowing melody of human consciousness. Download and start listening now!

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  • “The rhythm really grabs you. There are few authors, with whom this is the case. You can hardly stop reading.”

    Elfriede Jelinek, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature

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About the Author
Thomas Meinecke was born in Hamburg, Germany, and split his childhood between Heidelberg and Mannheim. He studied theater, German literature, and communication at Munich’s Ludwig Maximilians University, earning his master’s degree and writing for the underground magazine Mode & Verzweiflung. In 1980, he cofounded the band Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle (F.S.K.), which continues to record today, and since 1985 has worked as a club and radio DJ. He is the author of six innovative novels, including The Church of John F. Kennedy, Lookalikes, and Tomboy. He and his wife, the artist and musician Michaela Melián, have one daughter. They live today in the countryside south of Munich.
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.