Consent by Annabel Lyon audiobook

Consent: A novel

By Annabel Lyon
Read by Alison Matthews

Random House Audio
6.12 Hours 1
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LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE GILLER PRIZE From "this generation's answer to Alice Munro" (Vancouver Sun) comes a sly, sensual, haunting novel about two women whose lives collide when tragedy changes them forever. Saskia and Jenny are twins alike in appearance only: Saskia is a grad student with a single-minded focus on her studies, while Jenny is glamorous, thrill-seeking, and capricious. Still, when Jenny is severely injured in an accident, Saskia puts her life on hold to be with her sister. Sara and Mattie are sisters with another difficult dynamic. Mattie, who is younger, is intellectually disabled. Sara loves nothing more than fine wines, perfumes, and expensive clothing, and leaves home at the first opportunity. But when their mother dies, Sara inherits the duty of caring for her sister. She moves Mattie in with her--but it's not long until tragedy strikes. Now, both Sara and Saskia, having been caregivers for so long, find themselves on their own. Yet through a cascade of circumstances as devastating as they are unexpected, these two women will come together. Razor-sharp and profoundly moving, Consent is a thought-provoking exploration of the complexities of familial duty, and of how love can become entangled with guilt, resentment, and regret.

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Summary

Summary

Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction

LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE GILLER PRIZE From "this generation's answer to Alice Munro" (Vancouver Sun) comes a sly, sensual, haunting novel about two women whose lives collide when tragedy changes them forever. Saskia and Jenny are twins alike in appearance only: Saskia is a grad student with a single-minded focus on her studies, while Jenny is glamorous, thrill-seeking, and capricious. Still, when Jenny is severely injured in an accident, Saskia puts her life on hold to be with her sister. Sara and Mattie are sisters with another difficult dynamic. Mattie, who is younger, is intellectually disabled. Sara loves nothing more than fine wines, perfumes, and expensive clothing, and leaves home at the first opportunity. But when their mother dies, Sara inherits the duty of caring for her sister. She moves Mattie in with her--but it's not long until tragedy strikes. Now, both Sara and Saskia, having been caregivers for so long, find themselves on their own. Yet through a cascade of circumstances as devastating as they are unexpected, these two women will come together. Razor-sharp and profoundly moving, Consent is a thought-provoking exploration of the complexities of familial duty, and of how love can become entangled with guilt, resentment, and regret.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An exuberant and weirdly wonderful novel that absolutely commits to its feverish tale of damaged brains, storied couture dresses, alcoholism, mortality, rare French perfumes, tempestuous sisterhood and cold-blooded retaliation.” Vancouver Sun
“Mesmerizing..An intense, intimate novel of love, grief, and murder [with] a deliciously dark conclusion…Perfectly captures the odd mix of love and resentment faced by caregivers.” Publishers Weekly
“A genuinely surprising read, rooted in a keen, if unsettling, understanding of human nature.” Toronto Star (Canada)

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Author

Author Bio: Annabel Lyon

Author Bio: Annabel Lyon

Annabel Lyon is the author of several books for adults and children, including the internationally best-selling The Golden Mean, which received the prestigious Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. She teaches creative writing at the University of British Columbia.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English