You Are Free: Stories by Danzy Senna audiobook

You Are Free: Stories

By Danzy Senna
Read by Cassandra Campbell , Bahni Turpin , January LaVoy , and Adenrele Ojo

Penguin Audio
6.29 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Danzy Senna's You Are Free is now available for the first time in audio! Each of these eight remarkable stories by Danzy Senna tightrope-walks tantalizingly, sometimes frighteningly, between defined states: life with and without mates and children, the familiar if constraining reference points provided by race, class, and gender. Tensions arise between a biracial couple when their son is admitted to the private school where they'd applied on a lark. A new mother hosts an old friend, still single, and discovers how each of them pities-and envies- the other. A young woman responds to an adoptee in search of her birth mother, knowing it is not she. Audiobook Table of Contents: Admission, read by Adenrele Ojo The Land of Beulah, read by January LaVoy Replacement Theory, read by Cassandra Campbell There, There, read by Bahni Turpin The Care of the Self, read by January LaVoy You Are Free, read by Cassandra Campbell Triptych, read by Adenrele Ojo What’s the Matter with Helga and Dave?, read by Bahni Turpin

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Danzy Senna's You Are Free is now available for the first time in audio!

Each of these eight remarkable stories by Danzy Senna tightrope-walks tantalizingly, sometimes frighteningly, between defined states: life with and without mates and children, the familiar if constraining reference points provided by race, class, and gender. Tensions arise between a biracial couple when their son is admitted to the private school where they'd applied on a lark. A new mother hosts an old friend, still single, and discovers how each of them pities-and envies- the other. A young woman responds to an adoptee in search of her birth mother, knowing it is not she.


Audiobook Table of Contents:
Admission, read by Adenrele Ojo
The Land of Beulah, read by January LaVoy
Replacement Theory, read by Cassandra Campbell
There, There, read by Bahni Turpin
The Care of the Self, read by January LaVoy
You Are Free, read by Cassandra Campbell
Triptych, read by Adenrele Ojo
What’s the Matter with Helga and Dave?, read by Bahni Turpin

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Senna skillfully exposes the cracks in her characters’ domestic lives…[and] offers nuanced portraits of characters confronting anxieties and prejudices that leave them not as free as they would like to be. New York Times Book Review
Severing readers from their entrenched moralities usually takes a lot longer, but Senna does it in a few carefully chosen details. Los Angeles Times
Daring…and lyrical. Essence
“Fearlessly but subtly dramatizes a very American discomfort with such issues as race, class, and gender.” Vogue
“Adenrele Ojo, January LaVoy, Cassandra Campbell, and Bahni Turpin are all veteran voices, and it shows in their expert handling of each of these unique narratives…Told at a quick clip, the stories, each twenty minutes or less, zip by, leaving us wanting more. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
Senna’s perceptive stories…show how nothing is black-and-white. Vanity Fair
These…crisply written stories take place in a middle-class world we thought we knew, while revealing the strangeness, distress, and sorrow under its blank surfaces. Village Voice
Deft, revealing stories [from] a writer for our time… …A fresh, insightful look into being young, smart and biracial in postmillennial America. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Compelling…Senna’s fluid, assured tales address true-to-life questions and navigate universal conundrums. Booklist
Superb. BookPage

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Author

Author Bio: Danzy Senna

Author Bio: Danzy Senna

Danzy Senna is an author whose first novel, the bestselling Caucasia, won the Stephen Crane Award for Best New Fiction and the American Library Association’s Alex Award, was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and has been translated into nearly a dozen languages. A recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, she is also the author of the novel Symptomatic, the memoir Where Did You Sleep Last Night?, and the story collection You Are Free, among others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 6.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English