A Novel
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD39488
Released: Aug 21, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982539122
Narrator/s: Michelle Ford
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In the spirit of ZoA« HellerA??s Notes on a Scandal and Tom PerrottaA??s Mrs. Fletcher, an explosive and thought-provoking novel about the far-reaching repercussions of an illicit relationship between a young girl and a man twenty years her senior. A rising star in the London arts scene of the early 1970s, gifted composer Ralph Boyd is approached by renowned novelist Edmund Greenslay to score a stage adaptation of his most famous work. Welcomed into GreenslayA??s sprawling bohemian house in Putney, an artistic and prosperous district in southwest London, the musical wunderkind is introduced to EdmundA??s beautiful activist wife Ellie, his aloof son Theo, and his nine-year old daughter Daphne, who quickly becomes RalphA??s muse. Ralph showers Daphne with tokens of his affectionA??clandestine gifts and secret notes. In a home that is exciting but often lonely, Daphne finds Ralph to be a dazzling companion. Their bond remains strong even after Ralph becomes a husband and father, and though Ralph worships Daphne, he does not touch her. But in the summer of 1976, when Ralph accompanies thirteen-year-old Daphne alone to meet her parents in Greece, their relationship intensifies irrevocably. One person knows of their passionate trysts: DaphneA??s best friend Jane, whose awe of the intoxicating Greenslay family ensures her silence. Forty years later Daphne is back in London. After years lost to decadence and drug abuse, she is struggling to create a normal, stable life for herself and her adolescent daughter. When circumstances bring her back in touch with her long-lost friend, Jane, their reunion inevitably turns to Ralph, now a world-famous musician also living in the city. DaphneA??s recollections of her childhood and her growing anxiety over her own young daughter eventually lead to an explosive realization that propels her to confront Ralph and their years spent together. Masterfully told from three diverse viewpointsA??victim, perpetrator, and witnessA??Putney is a subtle and enormously powerful novel about consent, agency, and what we tell ourselves to justify what we do, and what others do to us.

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Author(s): Sofka Zinovieff
Narrator(s): Michelle Ford
Product Number Z100138940
Released: Aug 21, 2018
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Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062882653
Author(s): Sofka Zinovieff
Product Number EB00716347
Released: Aug 21, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper
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