The Harpy by Megan Hunter audiobook

The Harpy

By Megan Hunter
Read by Clare Corbett

Recorded Books, Inc., Recorded Books Inc. 9780802148162

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781980098430

  • ISBN: 9781705012895

Runtime: 4.32 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Lucy and Jake live in a house by a field where the sun burns like a ball of fire. Lucy has set her career aside in order to devote her life to the children, to their finely tuned routine, and to the house itself, which comforts her like an old, sly friend. But then a man calls one afternoon with a shattering message: his wife has been having an affair with Lucy’s husband, Jake.

The revelation marks a turning point: Lucy and Jake decide to stay together, but make a special arrangement designed to even the score and save their marriage―she will hurt him three times.

As the couple submit to a delicate game of crime and punishment, Lucy herself begins to change, surrendering to a transformation of both mind and body from which there is no return.

Told in dazzling, musical prose, The Harpy is a dark, staggering fairy tale, at once mythical and otherworldly and fiercely contemporary. It is a novel of love, marriage and its failures, of power, control and revenge, of metamorphosis and renewal.

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Author Bio: Megan Hunter

Author Bio: Megan Hunter

Megan Hunter earned a BA in English literature from Sussex University and an MPhil in English literature from Jesus College, Cambridge. Her poetry has been short-listed for the Bridport Prize International Creative Writing Competition, and she was a finalist for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award with her short story “Selfing.”

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 4.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English