A Carnivore's Inquiry (CD-Audio)

By Wendy Hoopes (Read by), Sabina Murray

HighBridge Company, 9781565118676

Publication Date: July 19, 2004

Other Editions of This Title:
Audio cassette (7/15/2004)
Paperback (6/17/2005)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (10/1/2008)

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Katherine, the winning and slightly disturbing twenty-three-year-old narrator of A Carnivore's Inquiry, journeys from literary New York to rural Maine and Mexico City trailed, everywhere she goes, by a string of murders. As the ritualistic killings begin to pile up, Katherine comforts and inspires herself by meditating on cannibalism in literature, art, and history, and examining a diverse array of subjects including the Donner Party and the fall of Dante's Count Ugolino. The story races toward a hair-raising conclusion, while Katherine, and the reader, close in on the reasons for her intrigue with aberrant, violent behavior.

About the Author

WENDY HOOPES works in film, television, and theater. Among her credits: voices for the MTV animated series Daria.

SABINA MURRAY is a member of the MFA faculty at the University of Massachusetts. She is the author of Slow Burn and The Caprices, which won the 2003 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. She is also a screenwriter whose credits include the forthcoming film Beautiful Country produced by Terence Malick and starring Nick Nolte, Tim Roth, and Bai Ling.