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.
Surviving on the streets of Paris as an artist´s model had been difficult, but Laura wanted to be remembered on canvas, as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec´s paintings had been immortalized. In another place and time, Laura´s alliance with the rich and powerful of Paris might have cost her head. However, this was 21st-century France, where the rich and the poor had learned to negotiate tolerance. Olivette, Franz, Rudi, Gretchen, Martine, Gaston, and Nicolai chose Montmartre, where they had become soldiers in a war against ennui and mediocrity, putting on their canvases and taking to their beds - other men´s wives, other wives´ husbands, and the whores willing to follow them into battle. When one of the richest men in Europe offers to make Laura his wife, she must choose which one she has become. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Ember. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140741/bk_acx0_140741_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.