The Infernal (MP3 - CD)

Mark Doten (Author) Neil Shah (Narrated by)
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Description

In the early years of the Iraq War, a severely burned boy appears on a remote rock formation in the Akkad Valley. A shadowy, powerful group within the U.S. government speculates: Who is he? Where did he come from? And, crucially, what does he know? In pursuit of that information, an interrogator is summoned from his prison cell, and a hideous and forgotten apparatus of torture, which extracts perfect confessions, is retrieved from the vaults. Over the course of four days, a cavalcade of voices rises up from the Akkad boy, each one striving to tell his or her own story. Some of these voices are familiar: Osama bin Laden, L. Paul Bremer, Condoleezza Rice, Mark Zuckerberg. Others are less so. But each one has a role in the world shaped by the war on terror. Each wants to tell us: This is the world as it exists in our innermost selves. This is what has been and what might be. This is The Infernal.

Product Details

Price
$29.99  $27.59
Publisher
Tantor Audio
Publish Date
March 31, 2015
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.5 X 7.4 inches | 0.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
MP3 CD
EAN/UPC
9781494560973

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About the Author

Mark Doten's writing has appeared in Conjunctions, Guernica, The Believer, and New York magazine. He has an MFA from Columbia University and is the recipient of fellowships from Columbia and the MacDowell Colony. Mark is currently a senior editor at Soho Press and lives in Brooklyn.
Neil Shah is an Audie-nominated narrator and winner of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards who has recorded over 150 audiobooks. AudioFile magazine has commended him for "an absolutely mesmerizing listening experience" and as "an outstanding narrator who adds a healthy dose of personality to each of the characters." As a classically trained actor with an MFA from the Old Globe/University of San Diego, he has appeared off Broadway and on regional stages, as well as in film and television. He records from his home studio in Portland, Oregon.

Reviews

"Doten's dazzling novel shows off his intellect and facility with language." ---Kirkus Starred Review