When an English biographer, Mr Moxton, sets out to write a story on the Rose Street Massacre of 1983, he interviews elderly Honora Beecher, one of the few remaining survivors. Centred around union labour and the textile mills of Depression-era New Hampshire, the massacre involved Honora's husband Sexton. Nearly fifty years have passed and, although she has plenty of time to reflect, the story is still hard to tell. Moxton wants to know everything and sets out to get Honora's and her late husband's life story to tell the tale. Seen from the alternating points of view of Mr Moxton and Honora Beecher, this is the story of two divergent lives, each experiencing love and loss, sorting our the past and looking for one thing and finding another.
- Audio cassette
- 109 x 141 x 36mm | 238g
- 02 May 2002
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
About Anita Shreve
Anita Shreve is the author of the acclaimed novels Eden Close, Strange Fits of Passion, Where of When, Resistance, The Weight of Water and the international number one bestsellers The Pilot's Wife and Fortune's Rocks. She teaches writing at Amherst College and divides her time between Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Emilia Fox appeared in the BBC's Pride and Prejudice whilst still at university, and has gone on to star in Rebecca, David Copperfield and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). She also reads regularly on Radio 4 and has recently taken over from Amanda Burton in the TV series Silent Witness. Other Orion audiobooks read by Emilia are The Magical Chidlrens series by Sally Gardner and Sea Glass, by Anita Shreve and Labyrinth by Kate Mosse. KERRY SHALE's stage credits include HIS GIRL FRIDAY (National Theatre) and FROST/NIXON (West End). TV credits include LOVE SOUP, GIDEON'S DAUGHTER and 10 DAYS TO WAR. Films include Michael Winterbottom's GENOVA, CODE 46 and WELCOME TO SARAJEVO. He has won three Sony Radio Awards, the APA Award for Male Performer (UK) and the Audie Award for Best Male Reader (USA).