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Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

Rakoff, David

(Audiobook CD - 2013)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish
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The characters' lives are linked to each other by acts of generosity or cruelty. A daughter in early 20th century Chicago; a hobo during the Great Depression; an office girl in 1950s Manhattan; the young man reveling in 1960s San Francisco, then later tends to dying friends as the AIDS pandemic hits; as the new century opens, a man who has lost his way finds a measure of peace in a photograph he discovers in an old box--an image of pure and simple joy that unites the themes of this work.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Random House Audio, p2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 0385392907
9780385392907
Branch Call Number: CD Fiction RAKOFF
Characteristics: 2 audio discs (2 hr., 30 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in

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This edgy novel in verse traverses the experiences of characters linked by acts of generosity or cruelty throughout major historical events of the 20th century. Also available in downloadable audio book.


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Mar 04, 2014
  • KCLSRecommends rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Impressive emotional novel of intertwined characters, all told in sing-song verse (think of the phrasing of "'Twas the night before Christmas"). Amazing that author recited the whole book just before dying of cancer, though his voice often struggled to get the words out.

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