Music for Wartime: Stories, Rebecca Makkai
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Music for Wartime: Stories

Author: Rebecca Makkai

Narrator: Julia Whelan , Kristen Sieh , Michael Crouch , Greta Jung , Nicole Lewis

Unabridged: 7 hr 45 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 09/01/2020

Genre: Fiction - Short Stories (single Author)

Synopsis

Named a must-read by the Chicago Tribune, O Magazine, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and The L Magazine

Rebecca Makkai's The Great Believers will be available in summer 2018.

Rebecca Makkai’s first two novels, The Borrower and The Hundred-Year House, have established her as one of the freshest and most imaginative voices in fiction. Now, the award-winning writer, whose stories have appeared in four consecutive editions of The Best American Short Stories, returns with a highly anticipated collection bearing her signature mix of intelligence, wit, and heart.

A reality show producer manipulates two contestants into falling in love, even as her own relationship falls apart. Just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a young boy has a revelation about his father’s past when a renowned Romanian violinist plays a concert in their home. When the prized elephant of a traveling circus keels over dead, the small-town minister tasked with burying its remains comes to question his own faith. In an unnamed country, a composer records the folk songs of two women from a village on the brink of destruction.

These transporting, deeply moving stories—some inspired by her own family history—amply demonstrate Makkai’s extraordinary range as a storyteller, and confirm her as a master of the short story form. 

“Richly imagined.”
—Chicago Tribune
 
“Impressive.”
—O, The Oprah Magazine
 
“Engrossing.”
—Minneapolis Star-Tribune
 
“Inventive.”
—W Magazine
 

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