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    • In the Garden of the Fugitives

    • By: Ceridwen Dovey
    • Narrated by: Gabriella Maselli McGrail, Paul English
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
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    Almost 20 years after forbidding him to contact her, Vita receives an email from her old benefactor, Royce. Once, she was one of his brightest protegees; now her career has stalled and Royce is ailing, and each has a need to settle accounts. Beyond their murky shared history, both have lost beloveds, one to an untimely death, another to a strange disappearance. And both are trying to free themselves from deeper pasts, Vita from the inheritance of her birthplace, Royce from the grip of the ancient city of Pompeii and the secrets of the Garden of the Fugitives. 

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    • Ceridwen Dovey on J. M. Coetzee

    • Writers on Writers
    • By: Ceridwen Dovey
    • Narrated by: Louine Shaw
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    For Ceridwen Dovey, J. M. Coetzee ‘has always been there, an unseen but strongly felt presence in our small family drama’. As a child, she observed with fascination her mother’s immersion in Coetzee’s writing as she worked on what would become the first critical study of his early novels. Even now, as a writer herself, Ceridwen’s relationship with Coetzee’s books is still mediated by her mother’s readings of them: to get to him, she must first step through her mother’s formidable mind. With tenderness and insight, Dovey draws on this personal history to explore the Nobel Prize winner’s work.

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    • Blood Kin

    • By: Ceridwen Dovey
    • Narrated by: James Jenner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
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    Ceridwen Dovey's debut novel is a stunning literary achievement and an acute character study of three men held captive after a military coup. All linked closely with the deposed president, the portraitist longs for his pregnant wife, the chef takes solace in preparing meals for the new regime, and the barber lives with the knowledge that he'd often held a razor to the throat of the man responsible for his brother's death.

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    • In the Garden of the Fugitives

    • By: Ceridwen Dovey
    • Narrated by: Gabriella Maselli McGrail, Paul English
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
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    A literary tour de force of power, guilt and obsession - two people stalk each other through the shadowy, tangled web of the past - man and woman caught in a dangerous game of confession, each partly predator and partly prey.... Nearly 20 years after Vita broke off contact with Royce, he writes to her, determined to excavate the past. He is older than her, a ghost from her university days, a former benefactor she has tried hard to forget. In his own youth, Royce spent two fateful summers working on a dig in Pompeii with a woman he would later memorialise with a scholarship - the same one that Vita eventually received.

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    • Blood Kin

    • By: Ceridwen Dovey
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower, Edwina Wren
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
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    A president has been overthrown by a military coup in a nameless country in an unspecified era. The president's barber, chef, and portraitist are imprisoned, with many others, in a remote palace in the hills high above the city center. Before the coup, these three men worked with unquestioning loyalty, serving the president in seemingly benign jobs. Now, forced to serve the country's new leader, they begin to reconsider their role in the old regime.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • dark and not for entertainment

    • By Andrea on 06-28-09

    Regular price: $20.97