Lighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles audiobook

Lighthouse Island: A Novel

By Paulette Jiles
Read by Kevin T. Collins

HarperAudio
14.36 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780062292995

From the Author of the National Book Award Finalist News of the World Paulette Jiles, the bestselling author of the highly praised novels The Color of Lightning, Stormy Weather, and Enemy Women, pushes into new territory with Lighthouse Island—a captivating and atmospheric story set in the far future—a literary dystopian tale resonant with love and hope. In the coming centuries the world's population has exploded. The earth is crowded with cities, animals are nearly all extinct, and drought is so widespread that water is rationed. There are no maps, no borders, no numbered years, and no freedom, except for an elite few.   It is a harsh world for an orphan like Nadia Stepan. Growing up, she dreams of a green vacation spot called Lighthouse Island, in a place called the Pacific Northwest. When an opportunity for escape arises, Nadia embarks on a dangerous and sometimes comic adventure. Along the way she meets a man who changes the course of her life: James Orotov, a mapmaker and demolition expert. Together, they evade arrest and head north toward a place of wild beauty that lies beyond the megapolis—Lighthouse Island.

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Summary

Summary

Selected for the October 2013 Indie Next List

From the Author of the National Book Award Finalist News of the World

Paulette Jiles, the bestselling author of the highly praised novels The Color of Lightning, Stormy Weather, and Enemy Women, pushes into new territory with Lighthouse Island—a captivating and atmospheric story set in the far future—a literary dystopian tale resonant with love and hope.

In the coming centuries the world's population has exploded. The earth is crowded with cities, animals are nearly all extinct, and drought is so widespread that water is rationed. There are no maps, no borders, no numbered years, and no freedom, except for an elite few.   It is a harsh world for an orphan like Nadia Stepan. Growing up, she dreams of a green vacation spot called Lighthouse Island, in a place called the Pacific Northwest.

When an opportunity for escape arises, Nadia embarks on a dangerous and sometimes comic adventure. Along the way she meets a man who changes the course of her life: James Orotov, a mapmaker and demolition expert. Together, they evade arrest and head north toward a place of wild beauty that lies beyond the megapolis—Lighthouse Island.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Inventive futurism and rollicking wit.” New York Times Book Review
“Lighthouse Island is a beacon of hope for Nadia, the clever, resourceful young heroine of Paulette Jiles spellbinding new novel…Jiles writing is crisp and vivid as always, and although her setting is vastly different, her themes—independence, individuality, love of the land—remain intact.” San Antonio Express-News
“Lyrical…Jiles’ prose is a striking match for the barren landscape of this moody adventure tale.” Publishers Weekly
“Jiles writes beautifully.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Paulette Jiles

Author Bio: Paulette Jiles

Paulette Jiles is an author whose books have been an Oprah Pick, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and nominated for the National Book Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 14.36
Audience: Adult
Language: English