Memories from a Sinking Ship Audiobook

NEW AUDIOBOOK: Memories from a Sinking Ship

“If you bemoan the lack of something different in your fiction, the search is over.”    — Andrew Vachss, The Chicago Tribune

Memories from a Sinking Ship recounts a uniquely American childhood and adolescence through a boy’s travels with his mother and ailing gangster father, as well as adventures with neighborhood characters such as The Viper, The Pharaoh and Skull Dorfman. Set against the backdrop of 1950s and ’60s Chicago, the Florida Keys, and New Orleans, and similar in structure and tone to Ernest Hemingway’s Nick Adams stories and those in Nelson Algren’s The Neon Wilderness, Gifford’s Memories conjures up an intimate portrait of an America that no longer exists. Read by the author, this two-disc collection contains 25 compelling tales from the novel with evocative original music by Oscar Bucher. A selection of these stories was awarded the Christopher Isherwood Foundation Prize for Fiction in 2006.

“Nearly every Gifford story opens a Pandora’s box of uncontainable emotions,” wrote Richard Dyer in the Boston Globe. “There’s no one like Barry Gifford, which is the best reason to read him.”

Listen to a sample chapter here.


Produced and recorded
with original music by Oscar Bucher
at OB3 Studios in San Francisco