Art of Floating, The

Genre: Fiction

Art of Floating, The

At a time when nothing seems real, it takes something truly unusual to put your life into focus.When her beloved husband, Jackson, disappeared without a trace, popular novelist Sia Dane stopped writing, closed down her house, stuffed her heart into a cage, and started floating. It wasn’t the normal response to heartache, but Sia rarely did things the normal way.Exactly one year, one month, and six days after Jackson’s disappearance, Sia discovers a mysterious man on the beach. He’s mute, unresponsive, and looks as if he has just walked out of the sea. It’s the sort of situation Jackson would have solved with a simple call to the police. But Jackson is gone.As unreal as he seems, Sia is determined to help this man. Perhaps she can return him to his place in the world—to whoever lost him and loves him. Perhaps she can answer their questions the way no one could answer hers.As her friends and family help her winnow her way to the truth, Sia comes to realize that the unfathomable leap between sorrow and healing begins with a single step.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 11 hours
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Author
Kristin Bair O'Keeffe

Biography:
Kristin Bair O’Keeffe is the author of the novel Thirsty, as well as numerous essays about China, bears, and off-the-plot expats. She lives in Andover, Massachusetts, with her husband and daughter and travels to anywhere as often as she can.
Author
Kristin Bair O'Keeffe

Biography:
Kristin Bair O’Keeffe is the author of the novel Thirsty, as well as numerous essays about China, bears, and off-the-plot expats. She lives in Andover, Massachusetts, with her husband and daughter and travels to anywhere as often as she can.
Author
Kristin Bair O'Keeffe

Biography:
Kristin Bair O’Keeffe is the author of the novel Thirsty, as well as numerous essays about China, bears, and off-the-plot expats. She lives in Andover, Massachusetts, with her husband and daughter and travels to anywhere as often as she can.
Author
Kristin Bair O'Keeffe

Biography:
Kristin Bair O’Keeffe is the author of the novel Thirsty, as well as numerous essays about China, bears, and off-the-plot expats. She lives in Andover, Massachusetts, with her husband and daughter and travels to anywhere as often as she can.
Narrator
Christina Traister

Biography:
Christina Traister has worked nationally as a professional actor for over fifteen years with a career focusing on classical theatre. She currently teaches acting, voice, and stage combat in the Department of Theatre at Michigan State University, and lives in the country with her husband and four children.

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