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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Transworld Pub
Publication date September 2, 2006
Pages 368
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780552773546
ISBN-10 0552773549
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $14.35
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Gabriel Noone is a writer, whose late night radio stories have brought him into the homes of millions. A publisher sends him proofs of a remarkable book: the memoir of a sickly 13-year-old boy, who suffered horrific sexual abuse at the hands of his parents. Noone phones the boy to offer encouragement, and then begins an extraordinary friendship.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Few storytellers in America write with such unerring insight and honesty as Armistead Maupin. Now he has given us his most ambitious and daringly imaginative work, The Night Listener, a novel as spoken-word serial, including an original musical score.

Gabriel Noone is a fabulist, a writer whose late-night radio tales have brought him into the homes of millions. In the midst of a painful, unwanted separation from his longtime love, Gabriel reads the extraordinary memoir of Pete Lomax, an ailing thirteen-year-old boy who suffered horrific abuse at the hands of his parents. Pete is not only a gifted diarist but also a devoted listener of Gabriel's show. And thus begins an extraordinary phone friendship.

Then, out of the blue, troubling new questions arise, exploding Gabriel's comfortable assumptions and causing his ordered existence to spin wildly out of control. As he walks a vertiginous line between truth and illusion, he is finally forced to confront all his relationships -- familial, romantic, and erotic.

This unprecedented audio project is as thought-provoking as it is mesmeric. The Night Listener is a meditation on the power of voices and the faith we place in them, and an extraordinary audio experience from an American literary icon.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780786231805
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (April 1, 2001)
9780786231805 | details & prices | 451 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $31.95
from Harpercollins (October 1, 2000)
9780060171438 | details & prices | 344 pages | 6.35 × 9.50 × 1.12 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Popular late-night radio host Gabriel Noone befriends a troubled listener, a thirteen-year-old boy who has endured a childhood of traumatic sexual abuse and who sees Gabriel as a surrogate father.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780061120206 Book cover for 9780552773546 Book cover for 9780786231812
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Transworld Pub (September 2, 2006)
9780552773546 | details & prices | 368 pages | List price $14.35
About: Gabriel Noone is a writer, whose late night radio stories have brought him into the homes of millions.
Reissue edition from Perennial (August 1, 2006)
9780061120206 | details & prices | 342 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Popular late-night radio host Gabriel Noone befriends a troubled listener, a thirteen-year-old boy who has endured a childhood of traumatic sexual abuse and who sees Gabriel as a surrogate father.
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (July 1, 2002)
9780786231812 | details & prices | 451 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $28.95
About: Here is the much-anticipated new work from one of America's literary icons--a gripping novel of suspense that explores the boundaries of the human heart.
Miscellaneous
from Harpercollins (October 6, 2009)
9780061983801 | details & prices | 400 pages | List price $10.99
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780061238918 Book cover for 9780694524211
 
Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (August 1, 2006)
9780061238918 | details & prices | 6.00 × 5.25 × 1.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $39.95
About: Popular late-night radio host Gabriel Noone befriends a troubled listener, a thirteen-year-old boy who has endured a childhood of traumatic sexual abuse and who sees Gabriel as a surrogate father.
Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (October 1, 2000)
9780694524211 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $49.95
About: Popular late-night radio host Gabriel Noone befriends a troubled listener, a thirteen-year-old boy who has endured a childhood of traumatic sexual abuse and who sees Gabriel as a surrogate father.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780694521449
 
Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (October 1, 2000)
9780694521449 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.25 × 2.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $34.95
About: Popular late-night radio host Gabriel Noone befriends a troubled listener, a thirteen-year-old boy who has endured a childhood of traumatic sexual abuse and who sees Gabriel as a surrogate father.

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