A powerful and moving new novel from an award-winning, acclaimed author: in the wake of a devastating revelation, a father and son journey north across a tapestry of towns.

When a widower receives notice from a doctor that he doesn’t have long left to live, he is struck by the question of who will care for his adult son—a son whom he fiercely loves, a boy with Down syndrome. With no recourse in mind, and with a desire to see the country on one last trip, the man signs up as a census taker for a mysterious governmental bureau and leaves town with his son.

Traveling into the country, through towns named only by ascending letters of the alphabet, the man and his son encounter a wide range of human experience. While some townspeople welcome them into their homes, others who bear the physical brand of past censuses on their ribs are wary of their presence. When they press toward the edges of civilization, the landscape grows wilder, and the towns grow farther apart and more blighted by industrial decay. As they approach “Z,” the man must confront a series of questions: What is the purpose of the census? Is he complicit in its mission? And just how will he learn to say good-bye to his son?

Mysterious and evocative, Census is a novel about free will, grief, the power of memory, and the ferocity of parental love, from one of our most captivating young writers.

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  • 001 Census
    Duração: 11s
  • 002 Foreword
    Duração: 03min
  • 003 Chapter 01
    Duração: 11min
  • 004 Chapter 02
    Duração: 16min
  • 005 Chapter 03
    Duração: 12min
  • 006 Chapter 04
    Duração: 39min
  • 007 Chapter 05
    Duração: 29min
  • 008 Chapter 06
    Duração: 29min
  • 009 Chapter 07
    Duração: 31min
  • 010 Chapter 08
    Duração: 12min
  • 011 Chapter 09
    Duração: 04min
  • 012 Chapter 10
    Duração: 11min
  • 013 Chapter 11
    Duração: 08min
  • 014 Chapter 12
    Duração: 09min
  • 015 Chapter 13
    Duração: 15min
  • 016 Chapter 14
    Duração: 08min
  • 017 Chapter 15
    Duração: 05min
  • 018 Chapter 16
    Duração: 07min
  • 019 Chapter 17
    Duração: 08min
  • 020 Chapter 18
    Duração: 15min
  • 021 Chapter 19
    Duração: 09min
  • 022 Credits
    Duração: 27s