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Off course / [sound recording]: a novel / Michelle Huneven.

Huneven, Michelle, 1953- (Author). Rubinate, Amy, narrator. (Added Author). Tantor Audio. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Schricker Main Library BCD HUN (Text) 30032001715611 AUDIOBOOK Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781494501358
  • Physical Description: 8 audio discs (approximately 9 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.

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General Note: Compact discs.
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Participant or Performer Note: Read by Amy Rubinate.
Summary, etc.: "From the author of Blame, a new novel about the unexpected damage inflicted by romantic entanglements. It's the early 1980s: Reagan is in the White House and his trickle-down theory is gaining traction in the national psyche. Cressida Hartley, twenty-eight, a PhD candidate in economics, has moved to her parents' shabby A-frame in the Sierras, hoping to finish her dissertation about art in the marketplace. Though she came seeking solitude, she finds herself increasingly drawn into the life of the small mountain community, and she's seduced by a local lodge owner, Jakey Yates, a big, burly, immensely attractive man in his late forties. Rick Garsh, the local contractor, gives Cress a part time job. Through Rick she meets the Morrow brothers, two talented fine-finish carpenters. They are handsome, amusing, intriguing, and married. As Cress tells her best friend back home in Pasadena, being a single woman on the mountain amounts to a form of public service. Increasingly uninspired by her dissertation, Cress allows love, adultery, and obsession to commandeer her life, and soon she becomes the victim of her own perilous reasoning. Michelle Huneven is one of our most searching, elegant novelists--Richard Russo has called her "a writer of extraordinary and thrilling talent." In Off Course, she tells the cautionary tale of an intelligent young woman seeking her place in life only to discover that love is the great distraction, and impossible love the greatest distraction of all"-- Provided by publisher.
"When a PhD student ventures to a mountain cabin to finish her dissertation, the hothouse community subsumes her in a series of ill-advised relationships"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Doctoral students > Fiction.
Single women > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Mountain life > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Family Life.
FICTION / Contemporary Women.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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