"With the lover everyday life recedes," Roth writes-and exhibiting all his skill as a brilliant observer of human passion, he presents in Deception the tightly enclosed world of adulterous intimacy with a directness that has no equal in American fiction. This chilling and unconventional novel is about the infidelity of language itself, as told through the tender whispers, heated arguments and loaded words of two lovers attempting to escape from their spouses, their histories and themselves. At the center of Deception are two adulterers in their hiding place. He is a middle-aged American writer named Philip, living in London, and she is an articulate, intelligent, well-educated Englishwoman compromised by a humiliating marriage to which, in her thirties, she is already nervously half-resigned. The book's action consists of conversation-mainly the lovers talking to each other before and after making love. That dialogue-sharp, rich, playful, inquiring, "moving" as Hermione Lee writes, "on a scale of pain from furious bafflement to stoic gaiety"-is nearly all there is to this book, and all there needs to be.
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by Jonathan Kellerman
by Jonathan London
"Elise Freeman tutors at Windsor Prep, an exclusive academy for children of the rich and famous. When her body is found in a bathtub filled with dry ice, along with a DVD she made accusing several colleagues of sexual harassment, LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis and psychologist Alex Delaware start asking questions. John Rubinstein expertly performs Jonathan Kellerman's 25th book in the Delaware/Sturgis series. From a sleazy, self-satisfied professor to an air-headed surfer dude, Rubinstein defines each character with truthfulness. Waitresses sound as if their feet hurt, and bartenders sound world-weary. Rubinstein never misses the warmth and camaraderie between Delaware and Sturgis or the dark humor that pops up in the intriguing mystery. Kellerman provides the words, Rubinstein provides the voices, and the combination is unbeatable. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"
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