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The Blizzard Party: A Novel
The Blizzard Party: A Novel
The Blizzard Party: A Novel
Audiobook15 hours

The Blizzard Party: A Novel

Written by Jack Livings

Narrated by Rebecca Lowman

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

A panoramic novel set in New York City during the catastrophic blizzard of February 1978

On the night of February 6, 1978, a catastrophic nor'easter struck the city of New York. On that night, in a penthouse in the Upper West Side’s stately Apelles, a crowd gathered for a wild party. And on that night, Mr. Albert Haynes Caldwell―a partner emeritus at Swank, Brady & Plescher; Harvard class of '26; father of three; widower; atheist; and fiscal conservative―hatched a plan to fake a medical emergency and toss himself into the Hudson River, where he would drown.

In the eye of this storm: Hazel Saltwater, age six. The strange events of that night irrevocably altered many lives, but none more than hers. The Blizzard Party is Hazel’s reconstruction of that night, an exploration of love, language, conspiracy, auditory time travel, and life after death.

Cinematic, with a vast cast of characters and a historical scope that spans WWII Poland, the lives of rich and powerful Manhattanites in the late 1970’s, and the enduring effects of 9/11, The Blizzard Party is an epic novel in the form of a final farewell.

Release dateFeb 23, 2021

Jack Livings

Jack Livings is author of The Dog, which was awarded the 2015 PEN / Robert W. Bingham Prize for debut fiction. The Dog was named a Best Book of the Year by the Times Literary Supplement, and The New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani included the book as one of her ten favorites of 2014. Livings' stories have appeared in A Public Space, The Paris Review, StoryQuarterly, Tin House, The New Delta Review, Guernica, Best American Short Stories, and have been awarded two Pushcart Prizes. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. He lives in New York with his family and is at work on a novel.

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