After Disasters

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Viet Dinh

Narrated By: Sanjiv Jhaveri

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: September 2016

Duration: 10 hours 47 minutes

Summary:

Beautifully and hauntingly written, After Disasters is told through the eyes of four people in the wake of a life-shattering earthquake in India. An intricate story of love and loss weaves together the emotional and intimate narratives of Ted, a pharmaceutical salesman turned member of the Disaster Assistance Response Team; his colleague Piotr, who still carries with him the scars of the Bosnia conflict; Andy, a young firefighter eager to prove his worth; and Dev, a doctor on the ground racing against time and dwindling resources. Through time and place, hope and tragedy, love and lust, these four men put their lives at risk in a country where danger lurks everywhere.

O. Henry Prize-winning author Viet Dinh takes us on a moving and evocative journey through an India set with smoky funeral pyres, winding rivers that hold prayers and the deceased, and the rubble of Gujarat, a crumbling place wavering between life and death. As the four men fight to impose order on an increasingly chaotic city, where looting and threats of violence become more severe, they realize the first lives they save might be their own.

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  • Yvonne Ewing

    An exquisite elucidation of the gulf between cultures and economic strata, as well as relationship conflicts that exist not between people but within individuals. The author"s words are masterful and haunting, sprinkled with humor and irony. At first I found the narrator"s inflections annoying and distracting, but soon grew used to them and began to appreciate his very skillful dramatization.