Coral Glynn

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Coral Glynn

By Peter Cameron; Simon Prebble (Read by)

Dreamscape Media, Compact Disc, 9781611207170

Publication Date: March 6, 2012


Coral Glynn arrives at Hart House, an isolated manse in the English countryside, early in the very wet spring of 1950, to nurse the elderly Mrs. Hart. Hart House is also inhabited by the perpetually disgruntled housekeeper, and Major Clement Hart, Mrs. Hart's war-ravaged son, who is struggling to come to terms with his latent homosexuality. When a child's game goes violently awry in the woods surrounding Hart House, a great shadow - love, perhaps - descends upon its inhabitants. Like the misguided child's play, other seemingly random events propel Coral and Clement into the dark thicket of marriage. Coral Glynn explores how quickly need and desire can blossom into love, and just as quickly transform into something less categorical.

About the Author
Peter Cameron (b. 1959) is an award-winning novelist and short story writer. Born in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, he moved to New York City after graduating college in 1982. Cameron began publishing stories in the" New Yorker" one year later. His numerous award-winning stories for that magazine led to the publication of his first book, "One Way or Another "(1986), which received a special citation for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for a First Book of Fiction. He has since focused on writing novels, including "Leap Year "(1990) and "The City of Your Final Destination "(2002), which was a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist. Cameron lives in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.

Simon Prebble has worked extensively on British and American television as both actor and narrator.

Praise For Coral Glynn

Starred review. "...quietly compelling sixth novel from Cameron...this seemingly well-realized homage to the postwar British novel quickly turns almost gothic... The book is suffused with a lonely sadness and an aura of the surreal, and the many dramatic events in Coral's life are entirely plausible thanks to Cameron's skill as a storyteller." - Publishers Weekly
"Cameron's shimmering and expectant prose infuses this deceptively simple novel with an incandescent depth." - Booklist
" of Cameron's (The City of Your Final Destination) finest novels." - Library Journal