A Possible Life
A Novel in Five Parts
Publication Date: December 2012
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In Second World War Poland, a prisoner closes his eyes and pictures a sunlit cricket ground. Across the yard of a Victorian poorhouse, a man is too ashamed to acknowledge the son he gave away. In a 19th-century French village, an old servant understands the meaning of the Bible story her master is reading. In the Catskills, 1971, a girl steps out of a Chevy with a song that will send shivers through her listeners' skulls. A few years from now, in Italy, a scientist discovers links between time and the human brain, and her lover's novel and his life. Throughout five masterpieces of fiction, exquisitely drawn and unforgettable characters risk their bodies, hearts and minds in pursuit of the manna of human connection.
About the Author
Sebastian Faulks is the internationally bestselling author of 11 novels, including "Charlotte Gray", which was made into a film starring Cate Blanchett, and the #1 international bestseller and classic "Birdsong", which has sold more than 3 million copies and has been adapted for the stage, for television (starring Eddie Redmayne) and is now in development as a feature film. In 2008, Faulks was invited to write a James Bond novel, "Devil May Care", to mark the centenary of Ian Fleming. In 2011, he presented the 4-part television series "Faulks on Fiction" for the BBC. He lives in London.Samuel West s theater work includes "ENRON", "Hamlet" for the RSC, and starring opposite his father Timothy in "A Number". His TV credits include "Cambridge Spies", "Any Human Heart", "Eternal Law", and "Mr. Selfridge", and he has narrated many TV documentaries. Among his films are "Hyde Park on Hudson", "Van Helsing", "Iris", "Persuasion", and "Howards End". He has also directed ten plays and two operas."AudioFile" Golden Voice Christian Rodska's twenty-year career in British theater encompasses radio plays, West End performances, television, and audiobooks. "AudioFile" has acclaimed Christian's performances of "Officers and Gentlmen", by Evelyn Waugh, "Switch Bitch" by Roald Dahl, and "In Patagonia" by Bruce Chatwin.