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Author Tóibín, Colm, 1955- author
Title House of names [book on cd] : a novel / Colm Tóibín
Published [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017
 Rodman Main Adult Book on CD  Tóibín, C    AVAILABLE
 Louisville Adult Book on CD Fiction  CD/F/TOI    AVAILABLE
Edition Unabridged
Descript 7 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Content spoken word
Media audio
Carrier audio disc
Descript digital optical rda
audio file CD audio rda
Note Compact disc
Title from container
Performer(S) Read by Juliet Stevenson, Charlie Anson, and Pippa Nixon
Summary From the thrilling imagination of bestselling, award-winning Colm Toibin comes a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra--spectacularly audacious, violent, vengeful, lustful, and instantly compelling--and her children... In House of Names, Colm Toibin brings a modern sensibility and language to an ancient classic, and gives this extraordinary character new life, so that we not only believe Clytemnestra's thirst for revenge, but applaud it. He brilliantly inhabits the mind of one of Greek myth's most powerful villains to reveal the love, lust, and pain she feels. Told in fours parts, this is a fiercely dramatic portrait of a murderess, who will herself be murdered by her own son, Orestes. It is Orestes' story, too: his capture by the forces of his mother's lover Aegisthus, his escape and his exile. And it is the story of the vengeful Electra, who watches over her mother and Aegisthus with cold anger and slow calculation, until, on the return of her brother, she has the fates of both of them in her hands
Subject Adultery -- Fiction
Betrayal -- Fiction
Murder -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Mythology, Greek -- Fiction
Audiobooks on CD
Alt Author Stevenson, Juliet, narrator
Anson, Charlie, narrator
Nixon, Pippa, 1980- narrator
ISBN 9781508227908
Music # 11675055

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