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Inhaltsangabe: Patrick McGrath is a writer of astonishing accomplishment: ?fiction of a depth and power we hardly hope to encounter anymore,? according to Tobias Wolff, with ?the drive and suspense of the most shameless thriller [and] the inevitability of myth.?
Port Mungo, his sixth novel, is a harrowing story of art and love, and of a family cursed by both. Throughout a privileged, eccentric childhood, Jack Rathbone enjoyed the constant adoration of his sister, Gin. So at art school in London, she is pained to see him fall under the spell of Vera Savage, a spectacularly bohemian painter with whom he soon runs off to New York City. From a bruised, bereft distance, Gin follows their southward progress through Miami and prerevolutionary Havana to Port Mungo, a seedy river town in the mangrove swamps along the Gulf of Honduras. Here Jack discovers himself as an artist, and begins to work with a fervor as intense as the restless, boozy waywardness to which Vera gradually succumbs, and which not even the births of two daughters can help to subdue.
Patrick McGrath?s mesmerizing narrative tracks these lives from the fifties in England to the nineties in Manhattan: the latter-day Gauguin; his buccaneering mate; the girls, Peg and Anna, left adrift in their wake; and Gin herself, their painstaking chronicler, whose house in Greenwich Village eventually becomes a haven for them all.
This feverish world of tropical impulses, artistic ambition, and love both reckless and enduring leads the Rathbones, ultimately, to a death swathed in mystery, and to another similarly bound in complicit secrecy, as the imperatives of passion, narcissism, and creativity hold each of them?and the reader?in relentless thrall.
Inhaltsangabe: In a seedy river town on the Gulf of Honduras, Jack Rathbone believed he had found a place that would give him and his lover, the accomplished artist Vera Savage, the solitude they would need to create a body of work that would shake the art world to its core. But in a place where time lies thicker than the mangrove swamps that surround it, Jack and Vera discover an emotional frontier more fearsome, untamed, and dangerous than any wilderness.Told through the voice of Jack?s adoring sister, Gin, Port Mungo is the riveting story of this ill-fated couple, one that begins as a bohemian flight-of-fancy before unraveling into a dark, debauched and sinister tale. With Port Mungo , the incomparable Patrick McGrath, author of the acclaimed novels Spider and Asylum, delivers a spellbinding narrative to explore the obsessive pursuit of art and love.
Buchbeschreibung Audiogo, 2004. Audio CD. Buchzustand: Good. Audio book is ex-library. CDs in jewel case. Ex-Library item with typical stamps and markings. *NOTE* Stock photo may not represent the actual book for sale. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000447400
Buchbeschreibung Chivers Sound Library, Hampton, New Hampshire, U.S.A., 2004. Audio Book. Buchzustand: Good. 6 Reliable AUDIO CDs withdrawn from the library in the clamshell case. Library sticker and marking to the box and the CDs. Some shelf wear and edge wear to the box. The AUDIO CDs are in individual slots, protected and clear sounding. Enjoy this AUDIO CD performance!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers CDuLib042211221
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97807927325184.0
Buchbeschreibung Blackstone Audio. Buchzustand: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Audiobook on Library CD - Unabridged A Brand New Quality Audiobook from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2223480
Buchbeschreibung Sound Library, 2004. Compact Disc. Buchzustand: Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.50x7.25x1.50 inches. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0792732510