Hieroglyphics

CD - unabridged
(8 CDs)
Product Number: CX6725
Released: 01 Oct, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781004012244
Narrator(s): Xe Sands
Publisher: W F Howes
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Lil and Frank married young, launched into courtship when they bonded over how they both--suddenly, tragically--lost a parent when they were children. Over time, their marriage grew and strengthened, with each still wishing for so much more understanding of the parents they'd lost prematurely. Now, after many years in Boston, they have retired in North Carolina. There, Lil, determined to leave a history for their children, sifts through letters and notes and diary entries--perhaps revealing more secrets than Frank wants their children to know. Meanwhile, Frank has become obsessed with what might have been left behind at the house he lived in as a boy on the outskirts of town, where a young single mother, Shelley, is just trying to raise her son with some sense of normalcy. Frank's repeated visits to Shelley's house begin to trigger memories of her own family, memories that she'd rather forget. Because, after all, not all parents are ones you wish to remember. Hieroglyphics reveals the difficulty of ever really knowing the intentions and dreams and secrets of the people who raised you. In her deeply layered and masterful novel, Jill McCorkle deconstructs and reconstructs what it means to be a father or a mother, and what it means to be a child piecing together the world all around us, a child learning to make sense of the hieroglyphics of history and memory. "Jill McCorkle has long been one of our wryest, warmest, wisest storytellers. In Hieroglyphics, she takes us on through decades, through loss, through redemption, and lands in revelation and grace. As always with McCorkle, the story feels so effortless and true that we might well miss what a high-wire act she's performing. But make no mistake: She's up there without a net, she never misses a step, and it's spectacular." REBECCA MAKKAI

Author(s): Jill McCorkle
Original Publish Date: 01 Oct, 2020

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Author(s): Jill McCorkle
Narrator(s): Xe Sands
Product Number MPCD5433
Released: 01 Oct, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781004012251
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Author(s): Jill McCorkle
Narrator(s): Xe Sands
Product Number TCM4109
Released: 01 Oct, 2020
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781004012268

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