Drifts by Kate Zambreno audiobook

Drifts: A Novel

By Kate Zambreno
Read by Cassandra Campbell

Penguin Audio
7.22 Hours 1
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Named a Best Book of the Year by Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, Vulture, and Refinery29 “A lyrical, fragmentary, and heartfelt story about the beauty and difficulty of artistic isolation.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Haunting and compulsively readable, Drifts is an intimate portrait of reading, writing, and creative obsession. At work on a novel that is overdue, spending long days walking neighborhood streets with her restless terrier, corresponding ardently with fellow writers, the narrator grows obsessed with the challenge of writing the present tense, of capturing time itself. Entranced by the work of Rainer Maria Rilke, Albrecht Dürer, Chantal Akerman, and others, she photographs the residents and strays of her neighborhood, haunts bookstores and galleries, and records her thoughts in a yellow notebook that soon subsumes her work on the novel. As winter closes in, a series of disturbances—the appearances and disappearances of enigmatic figures, the burglary of her apartment—leaves her distracted and uncertain . . . until an intense and tender disruption changes everything. A story of artistic ambition, personal crisis, and the possibilities and failures of literature, Drifts is the work of an exhilarating and vital writer.

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Summary

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A BookPage Top Pick of the Month

An Elle Magazine Pick of May's Most Anticipated Books

An Esquire Pick of Most Anticipated Books of the Month

A Millions.com Pick of Most Anticipated Upcoming Books

Named a Best Book of the Year by Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, Vulture, and Refinery29 “A lyrical, fragmentary, and heartfelt story about the beauty and difficulty of artistic isolation.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Haunting and compulsively readable, Drifts is an intimate portrait of reading, writing, and creative obsession. At work on a novel that is overdue, spending long days walking neighborhood streets with her restless terrier, corresponding ardently with fellow writers, the narrator grows obsessed with the challenge of writing the present tense, of capturing time itself. Entranced by the work of Rainer Maria Rilke, Albrecht Dürer, Chantal Akerman, and others, she photographs the residents and strays of her neighborhood, haunts bookstores and galleries, and records her thoughts in a yellow notebook that soon subsumes her work on the novel. As winter closes in, a series of disturbances—the appearances and disappearances of enigmatic figures, the burglary of her apartment—leaves her distracted and uncertain . . . until an intense and tender disruption changes everything. A story of artistic ambition, personal crisis, and the possibilities and failures of literature, Drifts is the work of an exhilarating and vital writer.

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Author Bio: Kate Zambreno

Author Bio: Kate Zambreno

Kate Zambreno is a novelist and cultural critic. She is also the author of two novels, a collection of talks, and two other books of nonfiction. She lives in New York and teaches writing at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English