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The harpy, Megan Hunter ; read by Clare Corbett

Label
The harpy, Megan Hunter ; read by Clare Corbett
Language
eng
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Main title
The harpy
Music parts
not applicable
Responsibility statement
Megan Hunter ; read by Clare Corbett
Summary
Lucy and Jake live in a house by a field where the sun burns like a ball of fire. Lucy works from home but devotes her life to the children, to their finely tuned routine and to the house itself, which comforts her like an old, sly friend. But then a man calls one afternoon with a shattering message: his wife has been having an affair with Lucy's husband, he wants her to know. The revelation marks a turning point: Lucy and Jake decide to stay together, but in a special arrangement designed to even the score and save their marriage, she will hurt him three times. Jake will not know when the hurt is coming, nor what form it will take. As the couple submit to a delicate game of crime and punishment, Lucy herself begins to change, surrendering to a transformation of both mind and body from which there is no return. Told in dazzling, musical prose, The Harpy by Megan Hunter is a dark, staggering fairy tale, at once mythical and otherworldly and fiercely contemporary
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable

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