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The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel
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The Lola Quartet

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Narrator Sarah Scott
Length 9 hours 29 minutes
Language English
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Summary

From the bestselling author of Station Eleven and Sea of Tranquility—Gavin Sasaki was a promising young journalist in New York City until the day he was fired for plagiarism.

The last thing he wants is to sell foreclosed real estate for his sister Eilo’s company in their Florida hometown, but he’s in no position to refuse her job offer. Plus, there’s another reason to go home: Eilo recently met a ten-year-old girl who looks very much like Gavin and has the same last name as his high-school girlfriend, Anna, who left town abruptly after graduation.

Determined to find out if this little girl might be his daughter, Gavin sets off to track down Anna, starting with the three friends they shared back when he was part of a jazz group called “The Lola Quartet.” As Gavin pieces together their stories, he learns that Anna has been on the run for good reason, and soon his investigation into her sudden disappearance all those years ago takes a seriously dangerous turn.

Look for Emily St. John Mandel’s bestselling new novel, Sea of Tranquility!

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Reviews

“[An] ingeniously constructed literary thriller.”— Minneapolis Star Tribune 
 
 “[An] elegant, hypnotic novel. . . . An elegy for lost—and perhaps only imagined—innocence.” —The Washington Post
 
“Compelling. . . . Perhaps all novelists can be said to wrestle with morality; Mandel seems to wrestle with it at greater length and in greater depth than most. . . . First-rate fiction.” —Dallas Morning News
 
“A novel noir that wears its influences proudly on the beige sleeve of its trench coat…. Delightful.” —Paste

“Trumpets [Mandel’s] talents: her charismatic verbal grace and acuity, the rich atmosphere she creates.” —The Boston Globe
 
“Emily St. John Mandel is astonishing.” —Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers
 
“[Mandel] is a stunningly beautiful writer whose complex, flawed, and well-drawn characters linger with you.” —Sarah McCarry, Tor.com
 
“Fascinating.” —Booklist
 
“Riveting. . . . Evocative, intriguing, and complex, this novel is as smooth as the underbelly of a deadly, furtive reptile.” —Library Journal (starred review)
 
“A rewarding read.”  —Foreword magazine
 
“Result[s] in both sophistication and suspense.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“[Mandel’s] writing is pure elegance.” —Patrick DeWitt, author of Sisters Brothers Expand reviews