About this title:
Iris Murdoch's 24th novel, a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller, explores the meaning of life in a story of love and betrayal, faith and doubt. "Murdoch works with an intellectual daring most writers only dream of".--The Philadelphia Inquirer.
About the Author:
The late Iris Murdoch was an author of universal acclaim. Her novels tackled everyday ethical and moral concerns, exploring the function of myth in making sense of one's life. She won the Booker prize in 1978 for The Sea, The sea. In addition to books, she was also a playwright, her most successful play being "Servants and the Snow." Most recently, her husband wrote and participated in the film dedicated to her life and works.
When friends rally around a dying Patrick Fenman, they decide that the only way to save him is to call upon mentor, philosopher, and healer Marcus Vallar to lift the curse he placed on the man. To everyone's amazement, Vallar raises Fenman from the dead and throws everyone in Fenman's life on a spiraling path of faith-healing and metaphysics. Carrington MacDuffie gives a fantastic performance, carrying the book through cumbersome philosophical discussions and straightforward drama with equal ease. Each character has a distinct and appropriate voice, making the profuse dialogue a pleasure to hear. As the drama unfolds, along with the loves, betrayals, and intricate triangles, MacDuffie rises to the occasion, taking the listener along for the ride through Murdoch's strange world. H.L.S. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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