Tony and Susan by Austin Wright audiobook

Tony and Susan

By Austin Wright
Read by Lorelei King  and Peter Marinker

Grand Central Publishing 9781478970637
11.19 Hours 1
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Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband, Edward Sheffield, an unpublished writer. Now, she’s enduring middle class suburbia as a doctor’s wife, when out of the blue she receives a package containing the manuscript of her ex-husband’s first novel. He writes asking her to read the book; she was always his best critic, he says. As Susan reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a math professor driving his family to their summer house in Maine. And as we read with her, we too become lost in Sheffield’s thriller. As the Hastings’ ordinary, civilized lives are disastrously, violently sent off course, Susan is plunged back into the past, forced to confront the darkness that inhabits her, and driven to name the fear that gnaws at her future and will change her life.

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Summary

Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband, Edward Sheffield, an unpublished writer. Now, she’s enduring middle class suburbia as a doctor’s wife, when out of the blue she receives a package containing the manuscript of her ex-husband’s first novel. He writes asking her to read the book; she was always his best critic, he says.

As Susan reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a math professor driving his family to their summer house in Maine. And as we read with her, we too become lost in Sheffield’s thriller. As the Hastings’ ordinary, civilized lives are disastrously, violently sent off course, Susan is plunged back into the past, forced to confront the darkness that inhabits her, and driven to name the fear that gnaws at her future and will change her life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An elegant meditation on the process of reading, the relationship between reading and writing, the dance between writer and reader...beautifully wrought, troubling, and hard to forget. Boston Globe
A perfect literary puzzle, an irresistible tale about marriage and murder, both thrilling and moving."—Scott Turow
“An elegant meditation on the process of reading, the relationship between reading and writing, the dance between writer and reader…Beautifully wrought, troubling, and hard to forget.” Boston Globe
“Wright infuses this excellent work with resonating observations about the reality of violence.” Publishers Weekly
“Wright demonstrates that macho posturing, cruelty, and the refusal of individual responsibility infect both sexes and all classes. Highly recommended.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Austin Wright

Author Bio: Austin Wright

Austin Wright (1922–2003) was born in New York. He was a novelist and academic, for many years professor emeritus of English at the University of Cincinnati. He lived with his wife and daughters in Cincinnati.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 11.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English