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The Harpy

By: Megan Hunter
Narrated by: Clare Corbett
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Lucy and Jake live in a house by a field where the sun burns like a ball of fire. Lucy has set her career aside in order to devote her life to the children, to their finely tuned routine, and to the house itself, which comforts her like an old, sly friend. But then a man calls one afternoon with a shattering message: His wife has been having an affair with Lucy's husband, Jake. The revelation marks a turning point: Lucy and Jake decide to stay together but make a special arrangement designed to even the score and save their marriage - she will hurt him three times.  

As the couple submits to a delicate game of crime and punishment, Lucy herself begins to change, surrendering to a transformation of both mind and body from which there is no return.  

Told in dazzling, musical prose, The Harpy is a dark, staggering fairy tale, at once mythical and otherworldly and fiercely contemporary. It is a novel of love, marriage and its failures, of power, control and revenge, of metamorphosis and renewal.

©2020 Megan Hunter (P)2020 Recorded Books

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So accurate.

This is exactly what happens to the wife of every adulterous husband. The damage is permanent.

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Megan hunter needs to write more!

So obsessed with this and “the end from where we start from”.
Megan’s writing is so magical. She turns a simple paragraph into gossiping seem lyrical. I cannot wait for her to come out with her third book!