The Listeners

By: Zumas, Leni

Price: $63.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine


350pp. 5.25" x 8" x 1". Black cloth over boards, blue gilt on spine and book front. No dj as issued. Includes a Powells Indiespensable author interview booklet. Author has signed on the title page, book is unread, clean, unmarked. An Indiespensable Vol. 33, one of about 900 copies. Also included is an excerpt booklet from the novel "What Happened to Sophie Wilder" by Christopher R. Beha (a Tin House Books publication. Unsigned). Author's most recent novel is "Red Clocks."


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Hypnotic and profoundly disquieting, The Listeners explores a far-out world where a patchwork of memory, sensation, and imagination maps the flickering presence of ghosts. This is the story of a woman whose life is shaped by tragedy. Quinn is thirtysomething, a survivor of a fractured and eccentric childhood marred by the death of her younger sister. Twenty years later, she is in the midst of a decade-long slide down the other side of punk-rock stardom after her successful music career was abruptly halted. Sassy and smart, tough but broken, Quinn is at loose ends. She develops unique strategies for coping, but no matter what twisted tactic Quinn conjures to keep her psyche intact, she cannot keep the past away. The Listeners is about what lurks in the shadows and what happens when what's lurking insists on being seen. Leni Zumas portrays a world twisted on its axis by loss, in all its grotesque beauty. From the first line the prose is glorious: pricklingly honest and hallucinatory, a lucid dream world realized. The Listeners marks the debut of a major American writer.

Title: The Listeners

Author Name: Zumas, Leni

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: Limited edition

Publisher: Portland, Tin House Books: 2012

ISBN Number: 193563948X

ISBN Number 13: 9781935639480

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: no dj Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0002476