The Listeners

A Novel

by Jordan Tannahill

On Sale: 08/17/2021

The Listeners

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The Listeners

A Novel

by Jordan Tannahill

On Sale: 08/17/2021

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About the Book

A propulsive literary page-turner about a family torn apart by a mother’s obsession with a sound that no one else can hear

One night, while lying in bed next to her husband, Claire Devon suddenly hears a low hum. This innocuous sound, which no one else in the house can hear, has no obvious source or medical cause, but it begins to upset the balance of Claire’s life. When she discovers that one of her students can also hear the hum, the two strike up an unlikely and intimate friendship. Finding themselves increasingly isolated from their families and colleagues, they fall in with a disparate group of people who also perceive the sound. What starts out as a kind of neighbourhood self-help group gradually transforms into something much more extreme, with far-reaching, devastating consequences. 

The Listeners is an electrifying novel that treads the thresholds of faith, conspiracy and mania. Compelling and exhilarating, it forces us to consider how strongly we hold on to what we perceive, and the way different views can tear a family apart.

 

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Critical Praise

The Listeners starts as a little hum in your ear and ends up blowing the top off your head. A deeply plausible, funny, horrifying story of a journey right off the rails. - Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of The Pull of the Stars

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443465342
  • ISBN 10: 1443465348
  • Imprint: HarperAvenue
  • On Sale: 08/17/2021
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:34.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Psychological
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / General

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