The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray audiobook

The Mark and the Void: A Novel

By Paul Murray
Read by Derek Perkins

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781978667099

  • ISBN: 9781978667099

Runtime: 14.52 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

What links the Investment Bank of Torabundo, www.myhotswaitress.com (yes, with an s, don't ask), an art heist, a novel called For the Love of a Clown, a six-year-old boy with the unfortunate name of Remington Steele, a lonely French banker, a tiny Pacific island, and a pest control business run by an ex-KGB agent?

The Mark and the Void is Paul Murray's madcap new novel of institutional folly, following the success of his wildly original breakout hit, Skippy Dies.

While marooned at his banking job in the bewilderingly damp and insular realm known as Ireland, Claude Martingale is approached by a down-on-his-luck author, Paul, looking for his next great subject. Claude finds that his life gets steadily more exciting under Paul's fictionalizing influence; he even falls in love with a beautiful waitress. But Paul's plan is not what it seems—and neither is Claude's employer, the Investment Bank of Torabundo, which swells through dodgy takeovers and derivatives trading until—well, you can probably guess how that shakes out.

The Mark and the Void is the funniest novel ever written about the recent financial crisis and a stirring examination of the deceptions carried out in the names of art and commerce.

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Author Bio: Paul Murray

Author Bio: Paul Murray

Paul Murray studied English literature at Trinity College in Dublin and creative writing at the University of East Anglia. His first novel, An Evening of Long Goodbyes, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize in 2003 and nominated for the Kerry Irish Fiction Award, and Skippy Dies was longlisted for the Booker prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 14.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English