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Written by:
Chuck Palahniuk
Narrated by:
Martha Plimpton

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2003
7 hours 47 minutes

Chuck Palahniuk, the bestselling author of Fight Club, Choke, and Lullaby continues his twenty-first-century reinvention of the horror novel in this scary and profound look at our quest for some sort of immortality.

Diary takes the form of a “coma diary” kept by one Misty Tracy Wilmot as her husband lies senseless in a hospital after a suicide attempt. Once she was an art student dreaming of creativity and freedom; now, after marrying Peter at school and being brought back to once quaint, now tourist-overrun Waytansea Island, she’s been reduced to the condition of a resort hotel maid. Peter, it turns out, has been hiding rooms in houses he’s remodeled and scrawling vile messages all over the walls—an old habit of builders but dramatically overdone in Peter’s case. Angry homeowners are suing left and right, and Misty’s dreams of artistic greatness are in ashes. But then, as if possessed by the spirit of Maura Kinkaid, a fabled Waytansea artist of the nineteenth century, Misty begins painting again, compulsively. But can her newly discovered talent be part of a larger, darker plan? Of course it can …
Diary is a dark, hilarious, and poignant act of storytelling from America’s favorite, most inventive nihilist. It is Chuck Palahniuk’s finest novel yet.
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Tammy Berrie

For readers (listeners) of the unordinary, reimagined, and just plain weird that somehow makes "sense" in an bizarre, faulty kind of way, Chuck Palahniuk will not disappoint! I mean you must know...if you're looking for linear, realistic and pragmatic - he's not your cup of tea. This is dark, hilarious, and took hold of me before I even realized it. I couldn't feel it - until I could! Narrator Martha Plimpton is flawless!

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