The House of Discarded Dreams

  • by Ekaterina Sedia
  • Narrated by Robin Miles
  • 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Trying to escape her embarrassing immigrant mother, Vimbai moves into a dilapidated house in the dunes and discovers that one of her new roommates has a pocket universe instead of hair, there's a psychic energy baby living in the telephone wires, and her dead Zimbabwean grandmother is doing dishes in the kitchen. When the house gets lost at sea and creatures of African urban legends all but take it over, Vimbai turns to horseshoe crabs in the ocean to ask for their help in getting home to New Jersey.

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What the Critics Say

"[A] quirky, joyous fantasy....[T]he overall effect is dreamily compelling rather than farcical, as Sedia shows how competing natural and supernatural worldviews can enrich each other." (Publishers Weekly)
“Robin Miles’s steady, easy presentation of the mundane details of daily life creates a subtle contrast with the bizarre events unfolding…Miles bestows a sense of the ordinary that helps the story and characters stay grounded.” (AudioFile)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios