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Leave the World Behind

Leave the World Behind

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2020
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A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they've rented for the week. But a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older couple?it's their house, and they've arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area?with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service?it's hard to know what to believe. Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple?and vice versa? What happened back in New York? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one other? Suspenseful and provocative, Rumaan Alam's third novel is keenly attuned to the complexities of parenthood, race, and class. Leave the World Behind explores how our closest bonds are reshaped?and unexpected new ones are forged?in moments of crisis.
Publisher: [S.I.] : HarperAudio, 2020.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780063033504
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Ireland, Marin - Narrator

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An unusual novel, almost like a character-study play. A family rents a house on rural Long Island for the week and meanwhile, the power goes out in Manhattan (and everywhere?) so the house owners show up hoping to stay in the guest rooms. Fascinating look at our attitudes, fears, relationships,... Read More »

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