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Make Me a City

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Summary

A propulsive debut of visionary scale, Make Me a City embroiders fact with fiction to tell the story of Chicago’s 19th century, tracing its rise from frontier settlement to industrial colossus.

The tale begins with a game of chess—and on the outcome of that game hinges the destiny of a great city. From appalling injustice springs forth the story of Chicago, and the men and women whose resilience, avarice, and altruism combine to generate a moment of unprecedented civic energy.

A variety of irresistible voices deliver the many strands of this novel: those of Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable, the long-unheralded founder of Chicago; John Stephen Wright, bombastic speculator and booster; and Antje Hunter, the first woman to report for the Chicago Tribune. The stories of loggers, miners, engineers, and educators teem around them and each claim the narrative in turns, sharing their grief as well as their delight.

As the characters, and their ancestors, meet and part, as their possessions pass from hand to hand, the listener realizes that Jonathan Carr commands a grand picture, one that encompasses the heartaches of everyday lives as well as the overarching ideals of what a city and a society can and should be. Make Me a City introduces us to a novelist whose talent and ambition are already fully formed.

,Jonathan Carr is lucky enough to have lived in what have been three of the world’s great cultural and trading centers: London, Athens, and Chicago. A prize-winning writer of short fiction, he studied classics and english at Cambridge and completed a PhD in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. His home is in Bologna, Italy. Make Me A City is his first novel.

Make Me a City Full Details

NarratorFred Berman
Lengthnull hours
AuthorJonathan Carr
PublisherMPS
Release dateMarch 19 2019
ISBN9781250318602

Subjects in Make Me a City

Make Me a City includes the following subjects: Literary. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Historical.

About the Author(s) of Make Me a City

The author of Make Me a City is Jonathan Carr. Jonathan Carr first visited Chicago in 1983 in between periods spent living in the UK, Kenya, Gambia, Greece and Louisiana. A graduate of Cambridge University, he has worked as a travel correspondent, a book reviewer and a teacher of English. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. Make Me a City is his first novel. He currently lives in Bologna, Italy.

About the Narrator of Make Me a City Audiobook

The narrator for the Make Me a City Audiobook is Fred Berman.

Make Me a City Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Audio. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 1250318602. The ISBN-13 is 9781250318602.

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