• by Milan Kundera
  • Narrated by Richmond Hoxie
  • 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Milan Kundera's sixth novel springs from a casual gesture of a woman to her swimming instructor, a gesture that creates a character in the mind of a writer named Kundera. Like Flaubert's Emma or Tolstoy's Anna, Kundera's Agnes becomes an object of fascination, of indefinable longing. From that character springs a novel, a gesture of the imagination that both embodies and articulates Milan Kundera's supreme mastery of the novel and its purpose: to explore thoroughly the great themes of existence.


What the Critics Say

"It will make you cleverer, maybe even a better lover. Not many novels can do that." (Nicholas Lezard, GQ)


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Customer Reviews

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Breathtakingly beautiful

Wonderful story, unique, relatable characters. I enjoyed it a lot. Love it and recommend it!
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- Viktória

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-12-2012
  • Publisher: Canongate Faber