Coral Glynn

The acclaimed Peter Cameron explores the ways love appears in, and disappears from, our lives.

By Peter Cameron Read by Simon Prebble Fiction English, Unabridged 6h 56m Sell Sheet Also available on
Coral Glynn: A Novel (Unabridged) - Peter Cameron
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1 MP3 CDs March 6, 2012 $29.99 $19.99 9781611207217 Add to Cart
6 Audio CDs March 6, 2012 $59.99 $47.99 9781611207170 Add to Cart
							Coral Glynn arrives at Hart House, an isolated manse in the English countryside, early in the very wet spring of 1950, to nurse the elderly Mrs. Hart. Hart House is also inhabited by the perpetually disgruntled housekeeper, and Major Clement Hart, Mrs. Hart's war-ravaged son, who is struggling to come to terms with his latent homosexuality. When a child's game goes violently awry in the woods surrounding Hart House, a great shadow - love, perhaps - descends upon its inhabitants. Like the misguided child's play, other seemingly random events propel Coral and Clement into the dark thicket of marriage. Coral Glynn explores how quickly need and desire can blossom into love, and just as quickly transform into something less categorical.

Starred Review. "...quietly compelling...The book is suffused with a lonely sadness and an aura of the surreal, and the many dramatic events in Coral's life are entirely plausible thanks to Cameron's skill as a storyteller." - Publishers Weekly (book review)

Starred Review. "Simon Prebble provides charming, unassuming narration in this captivating audio edition. He also lends the characters a variety of spot-on voices and accents." - Publishers Weekly (audio review)

"Cameron's shimmering and expectant prose infuses this deceptively simple novel with an incandescent depth." - Booklist

" of Cameron's (The City of Your Final Destination) finest novels." - Library Journal

"...sad, beautiful, absorbing story of love missed, love lost, love found...This gracious novel tells of one soul's wanderings." - New York Times

"Beauty and loss suffuse Peter Cameron's atmospheric period novel...Cameron's skillfully wrought tale lures readers into a somber, dreamlike world." - Barnes & Noble, "Best of the Month...for Adults"

"...wonderfully weird...quite original and rich with interesting, unexpected plot twists...utterly compelling, interesting, and terrifically well written." - New York Journal of Books

"...a riveting tale with an often heartbreakingly pure prose style." - The Wall Street Journal

"As always, Cameron's prose is something to savor." - The Seattle Times

"...unfolds in entirely unexpected ways... it will stay with you long after Coral and Clement have gone on their way." - MacLeans

"[Cameron's] descriptive powers are extensive when it comes to background..." - The Washington Independent Review of Books

"...lovely, enigmatic...Cameron's novels...have won a following...[that] keeps on growing, one devoted reader at a time." - Salon

"There is a dark delicacy to this semi-gothic sixth novel by Cameron, a pitch-perfect period piece...delicate. And sublimely delicious." - GO Magazine

"...a beautifully controlled, suspenseful novel that smartly renders melodramatic events into credible, even empathetic moments." - The Daily Beast