There But For The

There But For The

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
Average Rating:
Rate this:
1
At a dinner party in the posh London suburb of Greenwich, Miles Garth suddenly leaves the table midway through the meal, locks himself in an upstairs room, and refuses to leave. An eclectic group of neighbors and friends slowly gathers around the house, and the story of Miles is one told from the points of view of four of them: a woman in her forties called Anna, a man in his sixties called Mark, a woman in her eighties called May, and a ten-year-old child called Brooke. The thing is . . . none of these people knows Miles anything more than glancingly. So how much is it possible to know about a stranger? And what are the consequences of even the most casual, most fleeting meetings we have every day with other human beings? Brilliantly audacious, disarmingly playful, full of Smith's trademark wit and puns, There But For The is a deft exploration of the human need for separation from our pasts and from one another and the redemptive possibilities for connections.
Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781611746174
1611746175
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Flosnik, Anne
hoopla digital

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
l
librarylizzard
Jul 17, 2013

I enjoyed this book - the story was certainly compelling. My only complaint would be that the story mentions bits and pieces of the lives of periphery characters (though I'm not sure Miles could be considered a true main character since he's shut in a room for most of the story and barely speaks), yet never gives us closure. On the whole i enjoyed it, but more detail would have been nice. I especially enjoyed the character Brooke, the child that seems to see the situation more clearly than any adult.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at WPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top