Winter's Tale (Compact Disc)

By Mark Helprin, Oliver Wyman (Narrated by)

Audiogo, 9781602833449

Publication Date: February 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/1/2005)
Paperback (3/1/1995)
Paperback (1/7/2014)
Hardcover (9/20/1983)
MP3 CD (2/1/2008)
Compact Disc (11/1/2013)
Prebound (1/7/2014)
Compact Disc (11/1/2013)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (7/1/2008)

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Description

This is a book about the beauty and complexity of the human soul, about God, love, and justice, and yet you can lose yourself in it as if it were a dream. You will be transported to New York of the Belle Epoque, to a city clarified by a siege of unprecedented winters. One night, Peter Lake--orphan, master-mechanic, and master second-story man--attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between the middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying. Because of a love that at first he cannot fully understand, Peter, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven "to stop time and bring back the dead." His great struggle, in a city ever alight with its own energy and beset by winter, is a truly beautiful and extraordinary story.