The Ecliptic by Benjamin Wood audiobook

The Ecliptic

By Benjamin Wood
Read by Jane MacFarlane

Simon & Schuster Audio UK 9781471126703
14.73 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781471152016

The mesmerising secondnovel from the acclaimed author of The Bellwether Revivals: a rich and immersive story of love, obsession, creativity and disintegration. On a forested island off the coast of Istanbul stands Portmantle, a refuge for beleaguered artists. There, a curious assembly of painters, architects, writers and musicians strive to restore their faded talents. Elspeth 'Knell' Conroy is a celebrated painter who has fled the dizzying art scene of 1960s London; on the island, she spends her nights wrestling with her elusive masterpiece. Then a disaffected teenager named Fullerton arrives at the refuge and disrupts its routines. He is plagued by nightmares that steer him into danger, and Knell is left to pick apart the chilling mystery: where did the boy come from, what is 'The Ecliptic', and how does it relate to their abandoned lives in England?  

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Summary

Summary

The mesmerising secondnovel from the acclaimed author of The Bellwether Revivals: a rich and immersive story of love, obsession, creativity and disintegration.

On a forested island off the coast of Istanbul stands Portmantle, a refuge for beleaguered artists. There, a curious assembly of painters, architects, writers and musicians strive to restore their faded talents. Elspeth 'Knell' Conroy is a celebrated painter who has fled the dizzying art scene of 1960s London; on the island, she spends her nights wrestling with her elusive masterpiece. Then a disaffected teenager named Fullerton arrives at the refuge and disrupts its routines. He is plagued by nightmares that steer him into danger, and Knell is left to pick apart the chilling mystery: where did the boy come from, what is 'The Ecliptic', and how does it relate to their abandoned lives in England?

 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Exhilarating. A masterfully paced and suspenseful read’
Wood has lost none of his ability to combine suspense with striking images. His fiction is playfully experimental, but never loses sight of its primary purpose: to entertain’
A resounding achievement … Absorbing, rich, beautiful’
An intelligent examination of creativity, psychology, and a riveting mystery … this ambitious novel will haunt the imagination long after the final page’
‘Stunning … Wood has created one of the most moving and human characters in recent fiction’ Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven
‘A curious, bewitching and beguiling book that manages to be both profoundly moving and as gripping and unputdownable as a thriller. Outstanding’ SJ Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep
‘A flawless meditation on creativity and the psychic toll it takes. Not only is it beautifully written, but there's a bloody good twister of a plot that rewards you well beyond the final page’ Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist

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Author

Author Bio: Benjamin Wood

Author Bio: Benjamin Wood

Benjamin Wood is the author of The Bellwether Revivals. A graduate of the MFA creative writing program at the University of British Columbia, Canada, he is now a lecturer in creative writing at Birkbeck, University of London.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 14.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English