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by Stephen Hoye,Sigrid Nunez

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Author:
Stephen Hoye,Sigrid Nunez
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978-1400148530
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1400148537
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Tantor Audio; Library - Unabridged CD edition (September 16, 2010)
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. From an award-winning author comes a "wise and richly humane coming-of-age novel" ( O: The Oprah Magazine ). In an America devastated by a flu pandemic.

Salvation City: A Novel. Written by Sigrid Nunez. Narrated by Stephen Hoye

Salvation City: A Novel. Narrated by Stephen Hoye. After losing both parents to a flu pandemic that seriously threatens his own life as well, thirteen-year-old Cole Vining is sent to live with an evangelical pastor and his wife in Salvation City, a small town in southern Indiana. There, Cole feels sheltered and loved but never as if he truly belongs. Everything about his new home is vastly different from the secular world in which he was raised. After a flu pandemic has killed large numbers of people worldwide, the United States has grown increasingly anarchic. Large numbers of children are stranded in orphanages.

Sigrid Nunez is an American writer, best known for her novels. Her seventh novel, The Friend, won the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction. She is currently writer in residence at Boston University. Sigrid Nunez was born and raised in New York City, the daughter of a German mother and a Chinese-Panamanian father.

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He would not tell anyone what he had seen. Only he wanted to know more himself. For example, he wanted to know if what he had seen was the first time Mason and Starlyn had ever made out. Only he wanted to know more himself robably yes, but this was mainly because of the number of times in recent weeks he’d heard Mason mention the fact that on her birthday Starlyn would become Sweet Little Sixteen. And now, of course, she was sixteen. But she was still a girl, and Mason was not a boy. He was seven years older than Starlyn, and Cole knew most people would say it wasn’t right for a man to touch a girl.

Salvation City audiobook, by Sigrid Nunez. Download Salvation City: A Novel Audiobook. Author: Sigrid Nunez Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: . 5 hours Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9781400188536.

Written by Sigrid Nunez, Audiobook narrated by Stephen Hoye. Narrated by: Stephen Hoye. Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins.

After losing both parents to a flu pandemic that seriously threatens his own life as well, thirteen-year-old Cole Vining is sent to live with an evangelical pastor and his wife in Salvation City, a small town in southern Indiana. There, Cole feels sheltered and loved but never as if he truly belongs. Everything about his new home is vastly different from the secular world in which he was raised. As he tries to adjust, he struggles also with memories of the past, a struggle made more difficult by the fact that he had lost his parents at a time when family relations were at their most fraught and unhappy. How is he to remember them now? Are they still his parents if they are no longer there? Must he accept what those around him believe, that because his parents did not know Jesus they are condemned to hell? During this time, Cole finds solace in drawing comics, for which he has a remarkable gift, and in fantasies about being a superhero.Salvation City is a story of love, betrayal, and forgiveness. It is about spiritual and moral growth, and the consolation of art. It is about belief-belief in God and belief in self. As others around him grow increasingly fixated on the hope of salvation and a new life to come through an imminent rapture, Cole imagines a different future, one in which his own dreams of happiness and heroism begin to seem within reach.
  • Wonderful concept: an orphaned boy (the son of atheists) is taken in by a Christian Fundamentalist couple following a flu pandemic, and begins to accept them as his family. Beautifully drawn, three-dimensional characters, interesting setting.

    But where is the rest of it? That's the feeling I had when I reached the final page. The final section of the book contains two terrific plot points that should have spun the story into a new direction. Instead, the action just stops, and the book ends. Nothing comes of the two potentially life-changing events. And that's a terrible disappointment - one that comes close to making me wish I hadn't bothered to read the book in the first place. If you're interested in nuances of character, you may enjoy Salvation City. But if you're looking for a satisfying *story*, my advice would be to try a different book.

  • I like all of Sigrid Nunez' writing. I think this is a very good novel. It is less autobiographical than some of the others.

  • Such a well-written novel that engages the reader from beginning to end with the complicated conditions of relationships and change during all our lifetimes.

  • I’m a sucker for post-apocalyptic fiction, but Salvation City is such a bland example of the genre. It’s no Station Eleven or The Stand -- it’s not even an Earth Abides. Instead, it’s just a fairly boring story of one fairly boring child after a plague kills his parents and leaves him being raised by a much more religious couple. There’s almost no worldbuilding here, to the point where it could practically have been a regular disease that leaves the protagonist orphaned rather than a supposedly civilization-shattering epidemic. This would be less of an issue if the central plot were more engaging, but it just never really gets off the ground.

  • Salvation City is a well written novel with a compelling premise. It's not the first time that I've read a novel combining a coming of age tale with the end of the world, but this might be the first one that I've read that so deftly combines these elements with established societal conflicts. The secular and Christian worlds collide in this novel, with the focus placed squarely on one young and very confused young man.

    The author does a fabulous job of presenting characters on both sides of this new world equation in an even handed manner that exhibits all their flaws and strengths. It was gratifying to follow Cole on his journey through his grief as he comes to terms with his future and learns to take control of his own destiny. The fact that this turned out to be a character driven dystopian novel was rather surprising. It works well here, although as a fan of dystopian and apocalyptic tales, I did find myself wanting more of a world view than what this novel provided.

    Salvation City is a thoughtful examination of important societal issues that combines perceptive observations with the tension generated by a flu epidemic that decimates the population. It is a compelling, slow moving read that will satisfy fans of coming of age tales with a twist.

  • This is the third Nunez novel I've read, though it's been quite awhile since the second one, Naked Sleeper. Not that there haven't been novels in between. I just haven't read them. The reason is because I found her writing, though of a very personal style, to be very slow-paced and rather boring. I likely wouldn't have read another Nunez novel but I heard about the plot and I have an abiding interest in stories about worldwide plagues so I decided to give her another chance.

    In this novel, a flu pandemic has devastated America. Not to the point of collapse--an interesting tack--but enough to impact the typical flow of life. Cole, the young protagonist of this story, has lost his parents and spent a long time being sick himself. After some time in an orphanage, he ends up in Salvation City, dominated by a small Christian sect. He has been taken in by a local minister and his wife. We learn much of what has happened through Cole's memories, as he navigates his new life and environment.

    There are strong points to this novel. The plot is clever and Cole is a strong character. However, for a world filled with difficulties and occasional horrors, again Nunez has produced something fairly bland. I was not pulled along by the story as I hoped I would be and I was left cold by the ending. I know Nunez is admired by some, but her style does not appeal to me, even when she has a strong plot.