Jonas is fifteen when his family is killed during an errant U.S. military operation in an unnamed Muslim country. With the help of an international relief organization, he is sent to America, where he struggles to assimilate-foster family, school, a first love. Eventually, he tells a court-mandated counselor and therapist about a U.S. soldier, Christopher Henderson, responsible for saving his life on the tragic night in question.Christopher's mother, Rose, has dedicated her life to finding out what really happened to her son, who disappeared after the raid in which Jonas's village was destroyed. When Jonas meets Rose, a shocking and painful secret gradually surfaces from the past, and builds to a shattering conclusion that haunts long after the final sentence. Told in spare, evocative prose, The Book of Jonas is about memory, about the terrible choices made during war, and about what happens when foreign disaster appears at our own doorstep. It is a rare and virtuosic novel from an exciting new writer to watch.
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Stephen Dau worked for ten years in postwar reconstruction and international development prior to studying creative writing.
Simon Vance, a former BBC Radio presenter and newsreader, is a full-time actor who has appeared on both stage and television. He has recorded over eight hundred audiobooks and has earned five coveted Audie Awards, and he has won fifty-seven Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, which has named him a Golden Voice.
"A sobering and accomplished read meant to prick the conscience; highly recommended." ---Library Journal
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Descripción Tantor Audio, 2012. Audio CD. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1452605971
Descripción Tantor Media Inc, 2012. Compact Disc. Estado de conservación: Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.50x5.60x1.10 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería 1452605971