Waiting for Columbus
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: August 2009
Duration: 10 hours 15 minutes
Found in the treacherous Strait of Gibraltar, a man who answers only to the name of Christopher Columbus is delivered to a mental institution in Sevilla, Spain. Nurse Consuela, a lonely young woman searching for love, who listens to his fantastical tales of adventure and romance day after day, tries desperately to make some sense of why this man has been locked up. Waiting for Columbus vividly and tenderly explores the fragility of the mind when faced with incomprehensible pain and is a timely look at how the psychological reverberations of terrorism continue long after the blast.