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Michael Cunningham; Read by the Author
Winner of the Pulitzer prize, the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and nominated for 9 Academy Awards, The Hours is now available on Unabridged CD.
Passionate, profound, and deeply moving, The Hours tells the story of three women: Clarissa Vaughan, who one New York morning goes about planning a party in honor of a beloved friend; Laura Brown, who in a 1950s Los Angeles suburb slowly begins to feel the constraints of a perfect family and home; and Virginia Woolf, recuperating with her husband in a London suburb and beginning to write Mrs. Dalloway. By the end of the novel, the stories have intertwined, and finally come together in an act of subtle and haunting grace, demonstrating Michael Cunningham's deep empathy for his characters as well as the extraordinary resonance of his language.
Pulitzer Prize Winner, Triangle Awards - Winner, National Book Critics Circle Awards - Nominee, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - Nominee, ALA Stonewall Book Award - Winner, Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Nominee, Boston Book Review - Nominee, National Book Critics Circle Award - Nominee, PEN/Faulkner Award Winner, ALA Notable Books - Winner, Lambda Literary Award - Nominee
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The Hours by Michael Cunningham--Audiobook Excerpt
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Praise for The Hours
“A smashing literary tour de force and an utterly invigorating reading experience. If this book does not make you jump up from the sofa, looking at life and literature in new ways, check to see if you have a pulse.” —USA Today
“An exquisitely written, kaleidoscopic work that anchors a floating postmodern world on pre-modern caissons of love, grief, and transcendent longing.” —Los Angeles Times
“Cunningham has created something original, a trio of richly interwoven tales...his most mature and masterful work.” —The Washington Post Book World
In the Press
Around the hardcover publication for Michael Cunningham's By Nightfall, I was fortunate enough to produce a short video series with him and his student, the polymath James Franco. - FSG's Work in Progress