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The Harpy

by Megan Hunter

Audiobooks of the Month Family Drama

The Harpy Synopsis

Lucy and Jake live in a house by a field where the sun burns like a ball of fire. Lucy works from home but devotes her life to the children, to their finely tuned routine, and to the house itself, which comforts her like an old, sly friend. But then a man calls one afternoon with a shattering message: his wife has been having an affair with Lucy’s husband, he wants her to know.

The revelation marks a turning point: Lucy and Jake decide to stay together, but in a special arrangement designed to even the score and save their marriage, she will hurt him three times. Jake will not know when the hurt is coming, nor what form it will take.

As the couple submit to a delicate game of crime and punishment, Lucy herself begins to change, surrendering to a transformation of both mind and body from which there is no return.

Told in dazzling, musical prose, The Harpy by Megan Hunter is a dark, staggering fairy tale, at once mythical and otherworldly and fiercely contemporary. It is a novel of love, marriage and its failures, of power and revenge, of metamorphosis and renewal.

The Harpy Press Reviews

'The Harpy is brilliant . . . A deeply unsettling, excellent read.' Daisy Johnson

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ISBN: 9781529010251
Publication date: 03/09/2020
Publisher: Picador
Format: Audiobook

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ISBN: 9781529010251
Publication date: 3rd September 2020
Author: Megan Hunter
Publisher: Picador
Format: Audiobook
Genres: Audiobooks of the Month, Family Drama,

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