All He Ever Wanted
A man receives a bill one day for a white chandelier that he never ordered and has never seen. This mysterious document turns out to be the hinge of his world; his attempts to make sense of it lead him to facts about himself, his marriage and his orderly life that had previously been hidden from him. The undoing of carefully nurtured illusions, and his discovery of painful and exhilarating new truths, form the foundations of as dramatic a novel as Anita Shreve has ever written. Set in New England and Florida during the 1920s, All He Ever Wanted gives us a marriage, betrayal and the search for redemption from the vantage points of both a husband and a wife.
- 126 x 145 x 21mm | 230g
- 06 Nov 2003
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
About Anita Shreve
Anita Shreve is the author of nine critically acclaimed and bestselling novels. Although she was awarded an O. Henry Prize in 1975, Shreve felt she couldn't make a living as a fiction writer so became a journalist, whilst beginning her first novel, Eden Close. With its publication in 1989, she gave up journalism for writing fiction full time, thrilled, as she says, with "the rush of freedom that I could make it up. "She lives in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Lorelei King has worked on film in House of Mirth and Notting Hill. Television includes Cold Feet, Jonathan Creek and Monarch of the Glen. She was voted Female Performer of the Year at the Spoken Word Awards 2001 and her many audio book readings have been acclaimed. She has read several books for Orion including We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. Garrick Hagon has had a career in film, TV and theatre, during which he has been directed by Charlton Heston, George Lucas and Richard Attenborough. On radio, for several years he was Simon Gerrard in The Archers. His most recent films are Black Book, La Vie En Rose and Churchill at War. He has recorded over a hundred audiobooks, including several for Orion. A native of New England, Jeff Harding has appeared in television productions as varied as Howard's End, The Fast Show, Father Ted and NCS Manhunt. He has recorded many audiobooks, including Orion's The Last Templar, Robert Ludlum's Bourne Trilogy and the best-selling Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code.
'Is a winner, this novel is characterised by rich emotional complexity and the publishers have, I think, successfully highlighted Shreve's specific style of describing the same events from the perspectives of different characters in this multi-voice recording. As the story unfolds, a range of secrets, promises lies and truth are revealed; this is a book which holds your attention right to the end.' -- Vidar Hardeng DISABILITY TIMES