Elmet by Fiona Mozley audiobook

Elmet

By Fiona Mozley
Read by Joe Jameson

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge
7.63 Hours Unabridged
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The family thought the little house they had made themselves in Elmet, a corner of Yorkshire, was theirs, that their peaceful, self-sufficient life was safe. Cathy and Daniel roamed the woods freely, occasionally visiting a local woman for some schooling, living outside all conventions. Their father built things and hunted, working with his hands; sometimes he would disappear, forced to do secret, brutal work for money, but to them he was a gentle protector. Narrated by Daniel after a catastrophic event has occurred, Elmet mesmerizes even as it becomes clear that the family’s solitary idyll will not last. When a local landowner shows up on their doorstep, their precarious existence is threatened, their innocence lost. Daddy and Cathy, both of them fierce, strong, and unyielding, set out to protect themselves and their neighbors, putting into motion a chain of events that can only end in violence. As rich, wild, dark, and beautiful as its Yorkshire setting, Elmet is a gripping debut about life on the margins and the power—and limits—of family loyalty.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A London Guardian Best Book of the Year selection

A Man Booker Prize Finalist

A People Pick of the Week

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

An Indie Next List selection

The family thought the little house they had made themselves in Elmet, a corner of Yorkshire, was theirs, that their peaceful, self-sufficient life was safe. Cathy and Daniel roamed the woods freely, occasionally visiting a local woman for some schooling, living outside all conventions. Their father built things and hunted, working with his hands; sometimes he would disappear, forced to do secret, brutal work for money, but to them he was a gentle protector.

Narrated by Daniel after a catastrophic event has occurred, Elmet mesmerizes even as it becomes clear that the family’s solitary idyll will not last. When a local landowner shows up on their doorstep, their precarious existence is threatened, their innocence lost. Daddy and Cathy, both of them fierce, strong, and unyielding, set out to protect themselves and their neighbors, putting into motion a chain of events that can only end in violence.

As rich, wild, dark, and beautiful as its Yorkshire setting, Elmet is a gripping debut about life on the margins and the power—and limits—of family loyalty.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The dialect of northern England is a defining element in Fiona Mozley’s kicker of a first novel…Narrator Joe Jameson gives just enough of that sound to draw the listener into her strange and savage landscape…In an unforgettable match of voice and text, Jameson creates a distinctively accented and nuanced world that is equal and counterpart to Mozley’s unique literary achievement. This memorable match of voice and text is a double pleasure and a work of suspense unlike anything you’ve heard before. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Magical.” People
“A quiet explosion of a book, exquisite and unforgettable.” Economist (London)
“Excellent…Brims with primal, folkloric power.” Wall Street Journal
“A lyrical and mythic work…Mozley’s sheer storytelling confidence sends the reader sailing.” New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: Fiona Mozley

Author Bio: Fiona Mozley

Fiona Mozley grew up in York, England, and studied at Cambridge. After briefly working at a literary agency in London, she moved back to York to complete a PhD in medieval studies. She also has a weekend job at the Little Apple Bookshop in York. Her first novel, Elmet, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English