Stone Arabia Lib/E

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$59.95  $55.15
Publisher
Blackstone Publishing
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Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9780792779513
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About the Author

Dana Spiotta is the author of Innocents and Others; Stone Arabia, A National Books Critics Circle Award finalist; and Eat the Document, a finalist for the National Book Award. Spiotta is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize for Literature. Her most recent novel is Wayward. She lives in Syracuse, New York.
Elisabeth Rodgers is an actress and AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. After graduating from Princeton University, she completed a two-year program at William Esper Studio, where she studied with Maggie Flanigan. Her audiobook narration training came from Robin Miles, who has also directed her in several productions. She has recorded dozens of books for a multitude of publishers.

Reviews

Added to the brilliant glitter of Ms. Spiotta's earlier work...is something deeper and sadder: not just alienation, but a hard-won awareness of mortality and passing time...Both a clever meditation on the feedback loop between life and art and a moving portrait of a brother and sister, whose wild youth on the margins of the rock scene has given way to the disillusionments and vexations of middle age.

-- "New York Times"

Transfixing...It's as though Nabokov had written a rock novel.

-- "Entertainment Weekly"

Dana Spiotta's Stone Arabia is a dreamlike meditation on fame and success, technology and the imagination. The novel beautifully manifests Ms. Spiotta's gift for transforming her keen cultural intelligence into haunting, evocative prose.

-- "Jennifer Egan, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad"

Evocative, mysterious, incongruously poetic...gritty, intelligent, mordent, and deeply sad...Spiotta has created, in Stone Arabia, a work of visceral honesty and real beauty.

-- "New York Times Book Review"

Outstanding...Male American writers have talked about the incursion of the real into territory previously held by the novelist's capacity for invention; but who before Spiotta has written about reality's threat not to imagination but to memory itself?...An essential American writer.

-- "Harper's"

Dana Spiotta's stunning, virtuoso novel Stone Arabia plays out the A and B sides of a sibling bond.

-- "Vanity Fair"

[Stone Arabia] explores the inner workings of celebrity, family, and other modern-day mythologies.

-- "Vogue"

Fascinating...Resonant...What's most remarkable about Stone Arabia is the way Spiotta explores such broad, endemic social ills in the small, peculiar lives of these sad siblings. Her reflections on the precarious nature of modern life are witty until they're really unsettling.

-- "Washington Post"

Is there a more electrifying novelist working than Dana Spiotta?...[Stone Arabia] makes for a sharp character study: A portrait of the artist as middle-aged never was. Yet Spiotta's genius is to recognize that Nik's journey is representative not just for his sister or his mother but for every one of us.

-- "Los Angeles Times"

Superb and original...Dana Spiotta nails this cultural moment in America...She's a remarkable stylist, with fine-honed sentences, risky structural choices, and kaleidoscopic points of view.

-- "Boston Globe"

Spiotta's extraordinary new novel is an inspired consideration of sibling devotion, Southern California, and fame...With her novel's, clever structure, jaundiced affection for Los Angeles, and diamond-honed prose, Spiotta delivers one of the most moving and original portraits of a sibling relationship in recent fiction.

-- "Publisher Weekly (starred review)"

Elisabeth Rodgers...performs with admirable attention and skill, smoothly distinguishing the characters' sexes, ages, and emotional states.

-- "AudioFile"