An audio interpretation of Louis-Ferdinand Céline’s 1932 novel, Journey to the End of the Night. The absence of character dialogue and spoken narration is turned to an aesthetic advantage; allowing place, character and narrative to emerge from a continuous stream of musical moments. The result is an atmospheric audio journey that moves seamlessly between the main character’s inner and outer world.
Céline’s masterpiece—colloquial, polemic, hyper realistic—boils over with bitter humour and revulsion at society’s idiocy and hypocrisy: Journey to the End of the Night is a literary symphony of cruelty and violence that hurtles through the improbable travels of the petit bourgeois (and largely autobiographical) antihero, Bardamu: from the trenches of WWI, to the African jungle, to New York, to the Ford Factory in Detroit, and finally to life in Paris as a failed doctor. (New Directions)