• Equal Affections

  • By: David Leavitt
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Torren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-04-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (2 ratings)

Summary

An elaboration of some of David Leavitt's early stories, Equal Affections - his second novel - is about the family of a woman, Louise Cooper, who is dying of cancer. The family has other problems: Nat, Louise's husband, is having an affair; her daughter April, a lesbian with a thriving career as a singer, finds herself pregnant; and her son, Danny, also gay, is worried about his lover's commitment to him. Leavitt's novel is a rich delineation of family life in all its complexity at the end of the 20th-century.
As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of David Leavitt's book, you'll also get an exclusive Jim Atlas interview that begins when the audiobook ends.
©1989 David Leavitt (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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Critic reviews

"Leavitt is able to demonstrate his . . . talent for empathy, his ability to write persuasively about highly emotional issues." (New York Times)
"In understated, perfectly targeted prose, Leavitt illuminates the ordinariness of his characters, giving them and their sorrows and joys a long-lasting afterglow." (Publisher’s Weekly)
"A compassionate, moving work." (Library Journal)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr David Duke on 27-10-11

Brilliant reading.

A woman reading a male author's story absolutely brilliantly. Voices are remarkable except for the masculine characterisations which tend to sound a bit too similar. But I recommend it wholeheartedly. Full of heart and compassion. What a second novel!

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