A Gate at the Stairs

A Gate at the Stairs

[a Novel]

Audiobook CD - 2009
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As the United States begins gearing up for war in the Middle East, twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, the Midwestern daughter of a gentleman hill farmer has come to a university town as a college student, her brain on fire with Chaucer, Sylvia Plath, and Simone de Beauvoir. As the year unfolds and she is drawn deeper into each of these lives, her own life back home becomes ever more alien to her: her parents are frailer, while her brother, aimless and lost in high school, contemplates joining the military. Tassie finds herself becoming more and more the stranger she feels herself to be, and she is forever changed as life and love unravel dramatically, even shockingly.
Publisher: North Kingstown, R.I. : BBC Audiobooks America, p2009
ISBN: 9780792768388
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Barron, Mia - Narrator


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Mar 04, 2014

If I could give this book a minus star I would. I can't see any reason for a publisher to print this book. T Tassie the girl in the book is a person who finds nothing pleasant and finds something nasty or cruel to say about everybody and everything. The book could have ended after chapter one with her jumping off a bridge. As for the narrator, I'm not sure if I disliked her voice because it was hers or because the story made it so annoying. I kept waiting for something good to happen but put it away after disc. #3. Don't bother unless misery is something your enjoy.


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