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The Great Lenore

Narrated by: John Greenman
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
3.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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The Great Lenore is the tale of a ravishing young Brit whose falsely-reported death provides her with an opportunity to begin a new life. Before she can disappear for good, however, she longs to know the reaction of her two-timing husband and his aristocratic family. To find out, Lenore enlists Richard - an outsider in the money-and-booze-sodden landscape of Nantucket high society - to be her eyes and ears. As events unfold, Richard discovers the entanglements of Lenore's relationships are more intricate than he ever expected - more intricate even than the secrets within Lenore's miniature punt boat.

This elegant debut paints an idyllic island surrounded by reflective seas and encased in a world where souls collide, mysteries thicken, and dreams unravel. With lively, modern prose reminiscent of The Jazz Age, Tohline orchestrates a playful literary riff on affluence, love, grief, and duplicity. In the author's words, "[It] is about dreams, and about the things we sacrifice to chase them."

©2011 J.M. Tohline (P)2012 Iambik Audio Inc.

Critic Reviews

" The Great Lenore is...beautiful in the same way that J.D. Salinger's books are beautiful...[it] hangs in your consciousness after the last note has sounded, making it impossible for long moments to think. One just feels." ( New York Journal of Books)
" The Great Lenore is perfect when you want to get absorbed in a book. It doesn't so much take you away as take you into itself." (Erin Reads)

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