Season of the Snake

By Claire Davis
Read by Hillary Huber

unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780786182497

  • ISBN: 9780786182480

  • ISBN: 9780786183180

Runtime: 11.25 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the Pushcart Prize for Short Fiction

Washington Post Book World Best Book of the Year

Seattle Times Best Book

Christian Science Monitor Book of the Year

Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award for Best First Novel

From the author of Winter Range comes a powerful and frightening literary thriller of love, loyalty, and menacing secrets.

Nance Able has finally recovered from the violent death of her first husband and is living a new life in the West with her second husband, Ned. When Meredith, her younger, errant sister, decides to move to the same town, Nance’s long-sought happiness is threatened.

As a snake scientist, she is attuned to the dangers of the natural world, but she is unaware of the danger in her own house. With Meredith’s arrival, Nance begins to suspect her husband of being a sexual predator. As Ned’s behavior unfolds, the two sisters struggle to come to some understanding of what separates them and fight to discover the strength they need to survive.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Like a coiled diamondback, Claire Davis’ Season of the Snake grabs your attention and doesn’t let go. The only time I put it down was to get up and lock the doors.” Judy Blunt, author of Breaking Clean
“Hillary Huber’s narration is lyrical enough to be set to music. When Nance is deep inside a den, holding a sleeping snake, gently stroking its underbelly with thousands of vipers intertwined at her feet, Huber’s use of tone, inflection, and pacing makes breathing nearly impossible. Her haunting voice readies us for the fact that not all lethal creatures lurk in dens as the plot reveals when problems old and new crop up between Nance and her sister, as well as between Nance and her husband.” AudioFile
“Huber’s strength is not in differentiating the voices of the characters but in her impeccable dramatic timing. Her powerful reading enhances the novel’s suspense and keeps us fearful of its venom.” Kliatt

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Author

Author Bio: Claire Davis

Claire Davis is the author of Winter Range, winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award for Best First Novel and the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for Best Novel. Her short fiction has been chosen for the Best American Short Stories annual collection, read as part of the Symphony Space series on National Public Radio, and published in numerous magazines. She lives in Lewiston, Idaho, where she teaches creative writing at Lewis-Clark College.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English