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The Cold Millions: A Novel

The Cold Millions: A Novel


The Cold Millions: A Novel

valoraciones:
4.5/5 (66 valoraciones)
Longitud:
11 horas
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Publicado:
Oct 27, 2020
ISBN:
9780063033863
Formato:
Audiolibro

Nota del editor

Unforgettable characters…

“Beautiful Ruins” author Jess Walter brings us the adventures of two freight-train-jumping orphaned brothers and the unforgettable characters they encounter in 1900s Spokane. Vaudeville performers, union organizers, suffragettes, and burlesque dancers swirl around the brothers as they yearn for a better life during turbulent times. “All the Light We Cannot See” author Anthony Doerr calls “The Cold Millions,” “a literary unicorn: a book about socio-economic disparity that’s also a page-turner, a postmodern experiment that reads like a potboiler, and a beautiful, lyric hymn to the power of social unrest in American history.”

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A Most Anticipated Book by: The New York Times Book Review * Wall Street Journal * Time * Esquire * The Millions * Vogue * People * New York Post * USA Today * Medium * The Philadelphia Inquirer * Newsday

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins comes another “literary miracle” (NPR)—a propulsive, richly entertaining novel about two brothers swept up in the turbulent class warfare of the early twentieth century.

An intimate story of brotherhood, love, sacrifice,  and betrayal set against the panoramic backdrop of an early twentieth-century America that eerily echoes our own time, The Cold Millions offers a  kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation grappling with the chasm between rich and poor, between harsh realities and simple dreams.

The Dolans live by their wits, jumping freight trains and lining up for day work at crooked job agencies. While sixteen-year-old Rye yearns for a steady job and a home, his older brother, Gig, dreams of a better world, fighting alongside other union men for fair pay and decent treatment. Enter Ursula the Great, a vaudeville singer who performs with a live cougar and introduces the brothers to a far more dangerous creature: a mining magnate determined to keep his wealth and his hold on Ursula.

Dubious of Gig’s idealism, Rye finds himself drawn to a fearless nineteen-year-old activist and feminist named Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. But a storm is coming, threatening to overwhelm them all, and Rye will be forced to decide where he stands. Is it enough to win the occasional battle, even if you cannot win the war?

Featuring an unforgettable cast of cops and tramps, suffragists and socialists, madams and murderers, The Cold Millions is a tour de force from a “writer who has planted himself firmly in the first rank of American authors” (Boston Globe).

Editorial:
Publicado:
Oct 27, 2020
ISBN:
9780063033863
Formato:
Audiolibro


Sobre el autor

Jess Walter is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers Beautiful Ruins and The Financial Lives of the Poets, the National Book Award finalist The Zero, and Citizen Vince, the winner of the Edgar Award for best novel. His short fiction has appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, and Playboy, as well as The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He lives in his hometown of Spokane, Washington.

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  • (5/5)
    Well written. Well read. Thoroughly enjoyed. What more could anyone ask for?
  • (5/5)
    Beautiful, profound, and poetic! I couldn't stop listening. The best book I've listened to for years!
  • (5/5)
    This novel was rich and vivid. The characters were all plausible and woven together with such tension that at times I had to make myself confront the next chapter with unease. The voice talent was incredible.
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    What and incredibly good story! One of better I've listened to in awhile.

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    I won't lie --- I wasnt convinced by the first chapter. Even when I slowed the narration to 80% it still felt fast. However, once I got a few chapters into it, I became hooked until the end.

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  • (5/5)

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    Great adventure, wonderful cast of characters, well read. Thought provoking. Engaging from beginning to end.

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    Great story. Awesome history with great characters will read him again

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