The Language of Secrets
Blowout Sale! Save 63% on the The Language of Secrets by Random House Audio at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. From a fresh and exciting new voice in women's fiction, The Language of Secrets unflinchingly examines the lifelong repercussions of a father's betrayal. Justin Fisher has a successful career as the manager of a luxury hotel, a lovely wife, and a charming young son. While all signs point to a bright future, Justin can no longer ignore the hole in his life left by his estranged family. When he finally gathers the courage to reconnect with his troubled past, Justin is devastated to learn that his
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From a fresh and exciting new voice in women's fiction, The Language of Secrets unflinchingly examines the lifelong repercussions of a father's betrayal. Justin Fisher has a successful career as the manager of a luxury hotel, a lovely wife, and a charming young son. While all signs point to a bright future, Justin can no longer ignore the hole in his life left by his estranged family. When he finally gathers the courage to reconnect with his troubled past, Justin is devastated to learn that his parents have passed away. And a visit to the cemetery brings the greatest shock of all—next to the graves of his father and mother sits a smaller tombstone for a three-year-old boy: a boy named Thomas Justin Fisher.What follows is an extraordinary journey as Justin struggles with issues of his own identity and pieces together the complex and heartbreaking truth about his family. With great skill and care, Dianne Dixon explores the toll that misunderstandings, blame, and resentment can take on a family. But it is the intimate details of family life—a mother's lullaby for her son, a father's tragic error in judgment—that make this novel so exceptional and an absolute must for reading groups everywhere.The Language of Secrets is the story of an unspeakable loss born of human frailty and an ultimate redemption born of human courage.From the Hardcover edition. Dianne Dixon on The Language of Secrets When I began work on The Language of Secrets, I assumed that making the switch from television writer to novelist would be pretty simple. After all, screenplays and novels share basic building blocks: interesting plot, believable characters, and a story reflecting some aspect of our common human experience. But to my surprise, I found that crafting a novel was something very different from crafting a screenplay. A screenplay is a blueprint. It achieves full form only after hundreds of people have brought their creativity and vision to the process. For example, the beginning of a scene in a screenplay might be: INT. HOTEL LOBBY--DAY Posh. Upscale. Caroline enters. She’s nervous. Here’s the opening of that same scene in a novel: The air in the hotel lobby was cold and smelled of rose-scented perfume. Somewhere, a harp was being played. Everywhere, there were well-dressed men and beautiful women and extravagant arrangements of expensive flowers. Being in this opulent, sybaritic place was stirring excitement, and guilt, in Caroline. In a screenplay, scenes are brought to life by set designers, lighting technicians, actors, musicians, costumers, and cinematographers. In a novel, the scenes must come to life--fully drawn for the reader--through the imagery provided by only one person: the novelist. When I first realized I was out there alone--trying to create an entire world out of nothing but paper and ink--I was rattled. But making the transition from screenplay to novel became an unforgettable experience that gave me a new appreciation for both forms of writing. I loved doing screenplays, and now I’m also in love with the process of structuring a novel. In The Language of Secrets I discovered fresh, exciting ways to assemble the building blocks of storytelling. And for a writer, that is pure joy. --Dianne Dixon (Photo © Bill Youngblood)
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|Manufacturer:||Random House Audio|
|Publisher:||Random House Audio|
|Studio:||Random House Audio|
|Item Weight:||0.5 pounds|
|Item Size:||1.13 x 5.96 x 5.96 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.5 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.1 x 1.2 x 1.2 inches|
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