A Possible Life

A Novel in Five Parts

By Sebastian Faulks; Samuel West (Narrated by); Christian Rodska (Narrated by)
(Dreamscape Media, Compact Disc, 9781624061653)

Publication Date: December 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, MP3 CD

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“This incredible novel traces the separate trajectories of five unforgettable lives in five different time periods. Each life story is expertly etched by Faulks, and each could stand alone, but the stories become even more compelling as they join to form a provocative whole.”
-- Jenny Lyons, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT


Description
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.



NPR
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012

Critic Alan Cheuse reviews the new novel by British novelist Sebastian Faulks, called A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Sunday, Dec 9, 2012

Author Sebastian Faulks says all of the characters in his new novel, A Possible Life, "struggle with the idea of selfhood, and who they are and identity." The novel weaves together five separate stories, jumping centuries and locations, and Faulks compares them to movements in a symphony. More at NPR.org

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