Elegy on Kinderklavier
(2021)

Nonfiction

eAudiobook

Provider: hoopla

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PUBLISHED
[United States] : Scribd Audio, 2021
Made available through hoopla
EDITION
Unabridged
DESCRIPTION

1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 32 min.)) : digital

ISBN/ISSN
9781094423319 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book) MWT15093581, 1094423319 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book) 15093581
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

Read by Christopher Grove

The stories in Elegy on Kinderklavier explore the profound loss and intricate effects of war on lives that have been suddenly misaligned. A diplomat navigates a hostile political climate and an arranged marriage in an Israeli settlement on a newly discovered planet; a small town in Kansas shuns the army recruiter who signed up its boys as troops are deployed to Iraq, falling in helicopters and on grenades; a family dissolves around mental illness and a child's body overtaken by cancer. The moment a soldier steps on an explosive device is painfully reproduced, nanosecond by nanosecond. Arna Bontemps Hemenway's stories feel pulled out of time and place, and the suffering of his characters seem at once otherworldly and stunningly familiar. Elegy on Kinderklavier is a disquieting exploration of what it is to lose and be lost

Mode of access: World Wide Web

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