The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien audiobook

The Little Red Chairs: A Novel

By Edna O’Brien
Read by Juliet Stevenson

Little, Brown & Company 9780316378239
9.67 Hours Unabridged
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The much-anticipated new novel from the literary world’s master of storytelling, Edna O’Brien. A woman discovers that the foreigner she thinks will redeem her life is a notorious war criminal. Vlad, a stranger from Eastern Europe masquerading as a healer, settles in a small Irish village where the locals fall under his spell. One woman, Fidelma McBride, becomes so enamored that she begs him for a child. All of that world is shattered when Vlad is arrested, and his identity as a war criminal is revealed. Fidelma, disgraced, flees to England and seeks work among the other migrants displaced by wars and persecution. But it is not until she confronts him—her nemesis—at the tribunal in the Hague, that her physical and emotional journey reaches its breathtaking climax. The Little Red Chairs is a story about love, and the endless search for it. It is also a story about mankind’s fascination with evil and how long and crooked the road towards home is.

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Summary

Summary

A 2016 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

The much-anticipated new novel from the literary world’s master of storytelling, Edna O’Brien.

A woman discovers that the foreigner she thinks will redeem her life is a notorious war criminal.

Vlad, a stranger from Eastern Europe masquerading as a healer, settles in a small Irish village where the locals fall under his spell. One woman, Fidelma McBride, becomes so enamored that she begs him for a child. All of that world is shattered when Vlad is arrested, and his identity as a war criminal is revealed.

Fidelma, disgraced, flees to England and seeks work among the other migrants displaced by wars and persecution. But it is not until she confronts him—her nemesis—at the tribunal in the Hague, that her physical and emotional journey reaches its breathtaking climax.

The Little Red Chairs is a story about love, and the endless search for it. It is also a story about mankind’s fascination with evil and how long and crooked the road towards home is.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The great Edna O'Brien has written her masterpiece. Philip Roth
“The great Edna O’Brien has written her masterpiece.” Philip Roth, National Book Award–winning author
The Little Red Chairs is a daring invention set at the bloody crossroads where worlds collide: savage, tender and true. John Banville
A daring invention set at the bloody crossroads where worlds collide: savage, tender, and true.” John Banville, Booker Prize–winning author
“Slyly terrifying.” Vogue
“O’Brien takes up her signature themes—close-knit communities, love and hate for the homeland, the plight of women, loss and desire, victimhood, romantic love—and casts their compassionate reach far beyond Ireland.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Provocative, moving, masterly….O’Brien has a way of hypnotizing the reader.” Times (London)
“A remarkable novel…Extraordinary and unsettling.” New Yorker
"[An] extraordinary articulation of the lingering effects of trauma…Surprise and transformation lurk in even the smallest details, the most ordinary moments.” Washington Post
“A spectacular piece of work, massive and ferocious and far-reaching…holding you in its clutches from first page to last.” Guardian (London)
“O’Brien…has a perfect partner in narrator Juliet Stevenson. Central to Stevenson’s performance are the lovers: Fidelma’s emptiness…echoes in Stevenson’s voice. Doctor Vlad [is] seductively soft and controlled…A powerfully read modern parable. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Edna O’Brien

Author Bio: Edna O’Brien

Edna O’Brien is the author of numerous books, including the Country Girls trilogy, A Fanatic Heart, The Light of Evening, and Saints and Sinners. She was awarded the 2018 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. She is the recipient of the James Joyce Ulysses Medal and an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English