A woman is suffering from severe ennui until something inside her stirs thanks to a cool, hard Popsicle and a room full of angry, autonomous copy machines. Something releases the rogue DNA that had been dormant in her. She wants romance, she wants excitement, she wants things she doesn´t have. Now she´s at odds with her nice, comfortable boyfriend. She can´t hold in the raging tide that´s filling up her every thought and fiber of her body. These are her secret confessions, things that haven´t happened. Things that are on the verge of... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121125/bk_acx0_121125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Extraordinary and diverse people inhabit this rich, ripe, occasionally raucous collection of short stories. Some are based on real people - Jeanne Duval, Baudelaire´s handsome and reluctant muse who never asked to be called the Black Venus, trapped in the terminal ennui of the poet´s passion, snatching at a little lifesaving respectability against all odds.... Edgar Allen Poe, with his face of an actor, demonstrating in every thought and deed how right his friends were when they said, ´No man is safe who drinks before breakfast´. And some of these people are totally imaginary. Such as the 17th century whore, transported to Virginia for thieving, who turns into a good woman in spite of herself among the Indians, who have nothing worth stealing. And a girl, suckled by wolves, strange and indifferent as nature, who will not tolerate returning to humanity. Angela Carter wonderfully mingles history, fiction, invention, literary criticism, high drama and low comedy in a glorious collection of stories as full of contradictions and surprises as life itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clare Corbett, Toby Longworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031846/bk_adbl_031846_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.