Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent audiobook

Little Cruelties

By Liz Nugent

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501189685
10.61 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    Available on 11/10/2020

    ISBN: 9781797113326

Liz Nugent’s new work of fiction follows three working class Irish brothers and delves into the many ways families can wreak emotional havoc across generations. All three of the Drumm brothers were at the funeral. Only one of us was in the coffin. William, Brian, and Luke: three boys bound by blood but split by fate, trained from birth by their wily mother to compete for her attention. They play games, as brothers do…yet even after the Drumms escape into the world beyond their windows, those games—those little cruelties—grow more sinister, more merciless, more dangerous. And with their lives entwined like the strands of a noose, only two of the brothers will survive. Crisply written and quickly paced, perfect for readers of both sophisticated literary fiction and breathtaking suspense, Little Cruelties gazes unflinchingly into the darkness: the darkness collecting in the corners of childhood homes, hiding beneath marriage beds, clasped in the palms of two brothers shaking hands. And it confirms Liz Nugent, whose novels have been celebrated as “captivating” (People) and “highly entertaining” (The Washington Post), as one of the most exciting, perceptive voices in contemporary fiction.

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Summary

Summary

Liz Nugent’s new work of fiction follows three working class Irish brothers and delves into the many ways families can wreak emotional havoc across generations.

All three of the Drumm brothers were at the funeral.

Only one of us was in the coffin.

William, Brian, and Luke: three boys bound by blood but split by fate, trained from birth by their wily mother to compete for her attention. They play games, as brothers do…yet even after the Drumms escape into the world beyond their windows, those games—those little cruelties—grow more sinister, more merciless, more dangerous. And with their lives entwined like the strands of a noose, only two of the brothers will survive.

Crisply written and quickly paced, perfect for readers of both sophisticated literary fiction and breathtaking suspense, Little Cruelties gazes unflinchingly into the darkness: the darkness collecting in the corners of childhood homes, hiding beneath marriage beds, clasped in the palms of two brothers shaking hands. And it confirms Liz Nugent, whose novels have been celebrated as “captivating” (People) and “highly entertaining” (The Washington Post), as one of the most exciting, perceptive voices in contemporary fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Artfully constructed…The author’s skillful telling of this multigenerational tragedy has the riveting power of an imminent car crash.” Publishers Weekly
“Liz Nugent’s books exist at that very particular crossroads of horror and psychological thriller where the horror exists in the cruelty of human relationships themselves…No one is rotten to begin with, Nugent knows, but she won’t let us look away from how truly rotten some of us become.” Crime Reads
“A dark jewel of a novel, fire flickering in its depths and light lining its edges…[Little Cruelties is] a tragedy of evil power, crisply written and quickly paced; above all, [it’s] a thriller, swift and exciting and built like a carnival house, all false walls and trapdoors.” A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Liz Nugent

Author Bio: Liz Nugent

Liz Nugent is the author whose debut novel, Unravelling Oliver, won the Crime Fiction Prize in the 2014 Irish Book Awards. Her second novel, Lying in Wait, went straight to number one on the Irish bestseller charts, remained there for nearly two months, and won her a second Irish Book Award. She has worked in Irish film, theater, and television for most of her adult life. She is an award-winning writer of radio and television drama and has also written prize-winning short stories both for children and adults.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 10.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English