Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions, Valeria Luiselli
  • $6.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions

Author: Valeria Luiselli

Narrator: Laurence Bouvard

Unabridged: 2 hr 33 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 03/06/2018

Genre: Literary Collections - Essays

Synopsis

A damning confrontation between the American dream and the reality of undocumented children seeking a new life in the US.

Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same name) humanizes these young migrants and highlights the contradiction between the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants and the reality of racism and fear-both here and back home.


"Humane yet often horrifying, Tell Me How It Ends offers a compelling, intimate look at a continuing crisis-and its ongoing cost in an age of increasing urgency." -Jeremy Garber, Powell's Books

"Valeria Luiselli's extended essay on her volunteer work translating for child immigrants confronts with compassion and honesty the problem of the North American refugee crisis. It's a rare thing: a book everyone should read." -Stephen Sparks, Point Reyes Books

"Tell Me How It Ends evokes empathy as it educates. It is a vital contribution to the body of post-Trump work being published in early 2017." -Katharine Solheim, Unabridged Bookstore

"While this essay is brilliant for exactly what it depicts, it helps open larger questions, which we're ever more on the precipice of now, of where all of this will go, how all of this might end. Is this a story, or is this beyond a story? Valeria Luiselli is one of those brave and eloquent enough to help us see." -Rick Simonson, Elliott Bay Book Company

"Appealing to the language of the United States' fraught immigration policy, Luiselli exposes the cracks in this foundation. Herself an immigrant, she highlights the human cost of its brokenness, as well as the hope that it (rather than walls) might be rebuilt." -Brad Johnson, Diesel Bookstore

"The bureaucratic labyrinth of immigration, the dangers of searching for a better life, all of this and more is contained in this brief and profound work. Tell Me How It Ends is not just relevant, it's essential." -Mark Haber, Brazos Bookstore

Recommended

See You on the Radio
See You on the Radio
by Charles Osgood

See You on the Radio gathers together over one hundred essays on everything from potholes, perfumes, felons and "freeloaders" ("Credit card customers paying on time! Taking bread from the tables of the moneylenders!"); to psychopaths and politicians...

Narrator: Charles Osgood
Published: 04/08/2008

A Mother's Gift An Inspiring Collection of This I Believe Essays Celebrating Motherhood
A Mother's Gift
by This I Believe

An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans with a focus on motherhood. The perfect Mother's Day gift. Based on the NPR series of the same name, this new 1-CD collection of This I Believe ...

Narrator: various
Published: 03/29/2011

Intimations Six Essays
Intimations
by Zadie Smith

Deeply personal and powerfully moving, a short and timely series of essays on the experience of lock down, by one of the most clear-sighted and essential writers of our time"There will be many books written about the year 2020: historical, analytic,...

Narrator: Zadie Smith
Published: 07/28/2020

The Givenness of Things Essays
The Givenness of Things
by Marilynne Robinson

A Finalist for the 2016 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the EssayOne of TIME magazine's Best Nonfiction Books of the YearThe spirit of our times can appear to be one of joyless urgency. As a culture we have become less interested in ...

Narrator: Coleen Marlo
Published: 10/27/2015

Democracy and Social Ethics
Democracy and Social Ethics
by Jane Addams

Unabridged Lectures: Charitable Effort - Filial Relations - Household Adjustment - Industrial Amelioration - Educational Methods - Political Reformvites listeners to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addi...

Narrator: Rose Itzcovitz
Published: 06/11/2013

Courage Is Contagious And Other Reasons to Be Grateful for Michelle Obama
Courage Is Contagious
by Nick Haramis

A collection of essays celebrating the influential former first lady, by an array of acclaimed contributors and with a foreword by Lena Dunham Michelle Obama’s legacy transcends categorization. Mrs. Obama was not only our first black firs...

Narrator: Lena Dunham
Published: 10/24/2017

South and West From a Notebook
South and West
by Joan Didion

From the best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking: two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks--writings that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer. Jo...

Narrator: Kimberly Farr
Published: 03/07/2017

When I Was a Child: A When I Was a Child I Read Books Essay
When I Was a Child: A "When I Was a Child I Read Books" Essay
by Marilynne Robinson

When I Was a Child: A "When I Was a Child I read Books" Essat by Marilynne RobinsonMarilynne Robinson has built a sterling reputation as a writer of sharp, subtly moving prose, not only as a major American novelist, but also as a rigorous thinker an...

Narrator: Marilynne Robinson
Published: 12/22/2015

This I Believe II More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women
This I Believe II
by Jay Allison

A new collection of inspiring personal philosophies from another noteworthy group of peopleThis second collection of This I Believe essays gathers seventy-five essayists—ranging from famous to previously unknown—completing the thought th...

Narrator: Full Cast
Published: 09/30/2008
{"id":"2026016","ean":"9780525640813","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions","subtitle":"An Essay in 40 Questions","author":"Valeria Luiselli","rating_average":"5","narrator":"Laurence Bouvard","ubr_id":"2026016","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"10.00","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"6.50","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Laurence Bouvard","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 2 hr 33 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}