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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2004


    Dramatic, dark, disturbing - all describe this tale by Pen/Faulkner Award winner Sabina Murray. Stage, television, and film actress Wendy Hoopes gives articulate voice to 23-year-old narrator Katherine Shea. Apparently lacking any form of moral compunction Katherine first befriends and then cohabits with Boris, an older Russian novelist. She hasn't wasted a great deal of time as she has only recently arrived in New York City from Italy. We already know that this gal is not one for settling down, what we have not yet discovered is that her taste for new adventure may border on the psychotic. Her time with Boris is brief. She's soon seeking the company of other men and other places as she crosses the country and winds up in Mexico. She leaves in her wake a trail of dead bodies. Katherine's interests become increasingly macabre as she begins to research cannibalism wherever she may find it - in art, literature, research. Why is this young woman so transfixed by behavior that repulses most? Listen as her story races to an astounding conclusion. - Gail Cooke

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2004

    Cannibalism at its best

    Sabina Murray's novel of a woman's slow discovery of who she really is will haunt you even after you put down the book. The novel's wry witticisms and observations of life (and cannibalism!) are very refreshing after many other novels' boring preaching. The only thing that I found fault with is that the end is very predictable. I figured out the 'twist' near the beginning of the novel, but it didn't stop me from enjoying the book.

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