Fabulous

Stories
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD48616
Released: Jan 14, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781094105666
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Description

From the author of the A??sophisticated and eruditeA? Peculiar Ground (Boston Globe), comes a collection of classic, witty fables, elegantly updated for our modern times. It's in the nature of myth to be infinitely adaptable. Each of these startlingly original stories is set in modern Britain. Their characters include a people-trafficking gang-master and a prostitute, a migrant worker and a cocksure estate agent, an elderly musician doubly befuddled by dementia and the death of his wife, a pest-controller suspected of paedophilia and a librarian so well-behaved that her parents wonder anxiously whether sheA??ll ever find love. TheyA??re ordinary people, preoccupied, as we all are now, by the deficiencies of the health service, by criminal gangs and homelessness, by the pitfalls of dating in the age of #metoo. All of their stories, though, are inspired by ones drawn from Graeco-Roman myth, from the Bible or from folk-lore. The ancients invented myths to express what they didnA??t understand. These witty fables, elegantly written and full of sharp-eyed observation of modern life, are also visionary explorations of potent mysteries and strange passions, charged with the hallucinatory beauty and horror of their originals.

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eAudio
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Author(s): Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Product Number Z100152252
Released: Jan 14, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062940124
eBook
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Author(s): Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Product Number EB00757998
Released: Jan 14, 2020
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: #9780062940100

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