Strange Fits of Passion

Strange Fits of Passion

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A riveting story told within the framework of one reporter's notes and a woman's letters from prison. A successful journalist in New York, Maureen English appears to have the perfect life and family. But her husband, a fellow reporter, has a tendency towards alcohol and violent abuse. Maureen flees with her baby daughter. In a Maine fishing town she assumes a new identity and settles into a new life. But this ends suddenly, leaving behind a murder, a rape charge, a suicide and a helpless child. Nineteen years later, a cache of documents regarding Maureen English - abused, accused and imprisoned - are given to her daughter by the journalist who made her name reporting the case. The papers raise far more questions than they answer...show more

Product details

  • Audio cassette
  • 106 x 141 x 35mm | 242g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Unabridged
  • 0752857177
  • 9780752857176

About Anita Shreve

Anita Shreve is the author of many acclaimed novels and the international number-one bestsellers The Pilot's Wife, Fortune's Rocks and Sea Glass. 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. 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. Tara Ward: With television appearances ranging from Doctor Who to Waiting for God and presenting History of the Future for CNN, Tara Ward is a versatile North American actor who has also specialised in role-play work in the corporate field, an activity which demands a huge range of accents and personalities, all to be called on at a moment's notice. William Roberts, originally from California but now UK-based has appeared on stage at prestigious venues such as Chichester (The Front Page), The Gate, Dublin (Aristocrats) and Manchester Library Theatre. He appears in the Anthony Minghella film Cold Mountain. Television includes Inspector Morse and The Old Devils. He is an accomplished reader of the spoken word, including Bill Bryson ( Everything he writes is made twice as funny by William Roberts reading'. Guardian)show more

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'an absorbing tale, told by an excellent American cast.' SUNDAY TIMES 'Anita Shreve also asks what a storyteller should do with her material, at the start of STRANGE FITS OF PASSION (Orion 12.99), her compelling, disturbing account of a murder committed within an apparently sublime marriage. Her narrator covered the original case: 20 years on, this journalist asks for forgiveness, fearing that her own article might have influenced its outcome.Tara Ward is the battered wife, Lorelei King the journalist.' THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAYshow more

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