The Faraway World by Patricia Engel audiobook

The Faraway World: Stories

By Patricia Engel
Read by a Full Cast , with Patricia Engel

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982159528
7.00 Hours 1
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From Patricia Engel, whose novel Infinite Country was a New York Times bestseller and a Reese’s Book Club pick, comes an exquisite collection of ten haunting, award-winning short stories set across the Americas and linked by themes of migration, sacrifice, and moral compromise. Two Colombian expats meet as strangers on the rainy streets of New York City, both burdened with traumatic pasts. In Cuba, a woman discovers her deceased brother’s bones have been stolen, and the love of her life returns from Ecuador for a one-night visit. A cash-strapped couple hustles in Miami, to life-altering ends. The Faraway World is a collection of arresting stories from the New York Times bestselling author of Infinite Country, Patricia Engel, “a gifted storyteller whose writing shines even in the darkest corners” (The Washington Post). Intimate and panoramic, these stories bring to life the liminality of regret, the vibrancy of community, and the epic deeds and quiet moments of love.

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Summary

Summary

From Patricia Engel, whose novel Infinite Country was a New York Times bestseller and a Reese’s Book Club pick, comes an exquisite collection of ten haunting, award-winning short stories set across the Americas and linked by themes of migration, sacrifice, and moral compromise.

Two Colombian expats meet as strangers on the rainy streets of New York City, both burdened with traumatic pasts. In Cuba, a woman discovers her deceased brother’s bones have been stolen, and the love of her life returns from Ecuador for a one-night visit. A cash-strapped couple hustles in Miami, to life-altering ends.

The Faraway World is a collection of arresting stories from the New York Times bestselling author of Infinite Country, Patricia Engel, “a gifted storyteller whose writing shines even in the darkest corners” (The Washington Post). Intimate and panoramic, these stories bring to life the liminality of regret, the vibrancy of community, and the epic deeds and quiet moments of love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] masterfully written collection.” Library Journal
“Most of the ten stories…have a pair of characters at the center, the intersection of their lives sizzling like crossed wires…Engel’s gift for dialogue makes the stories a pleasure to read.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Colombians and Colombian Americans experience the bittersweet vagaries of class, lies, and love in this engrossing collection…Engel’s alluring story lines and empathy for her characters make this a winner.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Patricia Engel

Author Bio: Patricia Engel

Patricia Engel is the author of Infinite Country, a New York Times bestseller and Reese’s Book Club selection; The Veins of the Ocean, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris, winner of the International Latino Book Award; and Vida, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and winner of Colombia’s national book award, the Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana. Her stories appear in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and elsewhere. She is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Miami.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English