Tinkers (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 2010
An old man lies dying. Confined to bed in his living room, he sees the walls around him begin to collapse, the windows come loose from their sashes, and the ceiling plaster fall off in great chunks, showering him with a lifetime of debris: newspaper clippings, old photographs, wool jackets, rusty tools, and the mangled brass works of antique clocks. Soon, the clouds from the sky above plummet down on top of him, followed by the stars, till the black night covers him like a shroud. He is hallucinating, in death throes from cancer and kidney failure.

A methodical repairer of clocks, he is now finally released from the usual constraints of time and memory to rejoin his father, an epileptic, itinerant peddler, whom he had lost seven decades before. In his return to the wonder and pain of his impoverished childhood in the backwoods of Maine, he recovers a natural world that is at once indifferent to man and inseparable from him, menacing and awe inspiring.

Tinkers is about the legacy of consciousness and the porousness of identity from one generation the next. At once heartbreaking and life affirming, it is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, and the fierce beauty of nature.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
CR
Christian Rummel
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
04:53
hr min
RELEASED
2008
December 29
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
234.4
MB

Customer Reviews

cremebrulle ,

AMAZING

great creative story loved every second of it just amazing story line.
plus the cover is so cool

babak59 ,

Tiresome and Dull!

This book is very rich in the use of language but poor in the plot. I found myself very board listening to this book

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