The Divines by Ellie Eaton audiobook

The Divines: A Novel

By Ellie Eaton
Read by Imogen Church

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780063012196

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 01/19/2021

    ISBN: 9781799946564

  • Available on 01/19/2021

    ISBN: 9781799946557

  • Available on 01/19/2021

    ISBN: 9781799946571

Runtime: 11.29 Hours
Category: Fiction/Women
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

With the emotional power of Normal People and the reflective haze of The Girls, a compulsively readable literary debut set in a secluded boarding school, exploring the intoxicating, destructive relationships between teenage girls. 

The Divines is a cool, chilling and elegant novel.” —Sarah Perry, internationally bestselling author of The Essex Serpent 

A scintillating coming-of-age story about the brutal bonds of female boarding school friendships, class prejudices, and the ways in which false memories can take the place of truth.” —Susie Yang, author of White Ivy

Can we ever really escape our past?

The girls of St John the Divine, an elite English boarding school, were notorious for flipping their hair, harassing teachers, chasing boys, and chain-smoking cigarettes. They were fiercely loyal, sharp-tongued, and cuttingly humorous in the way that only teenage girls can be. For Josephine, now in her thirties, the years at St John were a lifetime ago. She hasn’t spoken to another Divine in fifteen years, not since the day the school shuttered its doors in disgrace.

Yet now Josephine inexplicably finds herself returning to her old stomping grounds. The visit provokes blurry recollections of those doomed final weeks that rocked the community. Ruminating on the past, Josephine becomes obsessed with her teenage identity and the forgotten girls of her one-time orbit. With each memory that resurfaces, she circles closer to the violent secret at the heart of the school’s scandal. But the more Josephine recalls, the further her life unravels, derailing not just her marriage and career, but her entire sense of self. 

Moving between present-day Los Angeles and 1990s Britain, The Divines is a scorching examination of the power of adolescent sexuality, female identity, and the destructive class divide. Exposing the tension between the lives we lead as adults and the experiences that form us, Eaton probes us to consider how our memories as adults compel us to reexamine our pasts.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A fierce, stunning debut that you won’t so much read as burn through. Eaton captures all the time honored trapdoors of late girlhood that we know firsthand to be real, but in her wildly talented hands they feel brand new and completely fascinating.” Caroline Zancan, author of We Wish You Luck
“A terrific, entertaining, and astute work and one of considerable relevance to the way we live now.” Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent

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Author Bio: Ellie Eaton

Author Bio: Ellie Eaton

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 11.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English