By Peter Cameron
(Dreamscape Media, Compact Disc, 9781611207170)
Publication Date: March 2012
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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.
Peter Cameron is the author of Andorra, The City of Your Final Destination, and Someday This Pain Will be Useful to You. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Grand Street, and The Paris Review. He lives in New York City.
British-born Simon Prebble has played in everything from soaps to Shakespeare on stage and television, but it is as a veteran narrator of over four hundred audiobooks that he has made his mark since coming to the United States in 1990. Simon is one of AudioFile magazine's Golden Voices, has received over twenty Earphones Awards, five Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards, and he has been a finalist fourteen times for an Audie Award. He was Publishers Weekly's 2006 Narrator of the Year, and Booklist's 2010 Voice of Choice.
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
"...one of Cameron's (The City of Your Final Destination) finest novels." - Library Journal