The last life [electronic resource] / Claire Messud.
- ISBN: 9781501986253
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (14 hr., 27 min.)
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; 2018, p2018.
Downloadable audio file.
Title from title screen.
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Narrated by Saskia Maarleveld.
Narrated by a fifteen-year-old girl with a ruthless regard for truth, The Last Life is a beautifully told novel of lies and ghosts, love and honor. Set in colonial Algeria, and in the south of France and New England, it is the tale of the LaBasse family, whose quiet integrity is shattered by the shots from a grandfather's rifle. As their world suddenly begins to crumble, long-hidden shame emerges: a son abandoned by the family before he was even born, a mother whose identity is not what she has claimed, a father whose act of defiance brings Hotel Bellevue-the family business-to its knees. Messud skillfully and inexorably describes how the stories we tell ourselves, and the lies to which we cling, can turn on us in a moment. It is a work of stunning power from a writer to watch.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
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