At the Bottom of Everything by Ben Dolnick audiobook

At the Bottom of Everything

By Ben Dolnick
Read by Chris Patton

Blackstone Publishing 9780307907981
6.70 Hours Unabridged
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This stunning novelof friendship, guilt, and madness tells the story of two friends torn apart bya terrible secret—and the dark adventure that neither of them ever meant toembark upon. It’s been ten years since the “incident,” and Adam haslong decided he’s better off without his former best friend, Thomas. Adam isworking as a tutor, sleeping with the mother of a student, spending lonelynights looking up his ex-girlfriend on Facebook, and pretending that he hassome more meaningful plan for an adult life. But when he receives an email fromThomas’ mother begging for his help, he finds himself drawn back into his oldfriend’s world and to the past he’s tried so desperately to forget. As Adamembarks upon a magnificently strange and unlikely journey, Ben Dolnick spins atale of spiritual reckoning, of search and escape, of longing, and of reaching forredemption—a tale of near hallucinatory power.

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Summary

Summary

This stunning novelof friendship, guilt, and madness tells the story of two friends torn apart bya terrible secret—and the dark adventure that neither of them ever meant toembark upon.

It’s been ten years since the “incident,” and Adam haslong decided he’s better off without his former best friend, Thomas. Adam isworking as a tutor, sleeping with the mother of a student, spending lonelynights looking up his ex-girlfriend on Facebook, and pretending that he hassome more meaningful plan for an adult life. But when he receives an email fromThomas’ mother begging for his help, he finds himself drawn back into his oldfriend’s world and to the past he’s tried so desperately to forget. As Adamembarks upon a magnificently strange and unlikely journey, Ben Dolnick spins atale of spiritual reckoning, of search and escape, of longing, and of reaching forredemption—a tale of near hallucinatory power.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A lively, often funny book about being young and smart and confused, fumbling through life in a middle-class American sort of way…Essentially a book about guilt, specifically the kind that results from a small mistake whose  reverberations are disproportionately large…In this slim, surprisingly haunting book, Dolnick reminds us that part of being a healthy and functional human is a willingness to act a little bit selfish, a little cruel in our ability to walk away from the pain of others.”   New York Times Book Review
“Poignant…A story that takes its strengths from the richly drawn characters.” Publishers Weekly
“In the follow-up to You Know Who You Are Dolnick expertly magnifies the minutiae of youth, loneliness, and a friendship gone wrong…Dolnick’s insights into life’s bleaker spells are wise and entertaining, making for an invigorating and transcendent reminder of how haunting old friendships can be.” Booklist
“I found myself both breathlessly racing to the end of the book while also terrified to turn the final pages. It is one of those stories that will remain in my mind and heart for a long, long time.” Matthew Dicks, author of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
“Dolnick writes with the assurance and wisdom of an author twice his age. At the Bottom of Everything turns a story about a childhood friendship into a moving exploration of the deepest questions life offers. This book does something more important than depict the ‘way we live now.’ It asks whether the way we live now is really ‘living’ at all.” Victor LaValle, author of The Devil in Silver

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Author Bio: Ben Dolnick

Author Bio: Ben Dolnick

Ben Dolnick is the author of the novels You Know Who You Are and Zoology, and his work has appeared in theNew York Times and on NPR. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English