Testimony

A Novel
By Anita Shreve (Audiobook, 2008)
At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape.

A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices--those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal--that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work, Anita Shreve delivers in TESTIMONY a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.

At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape.

A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices--those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal--that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work, Anita Shreve delivers in TESTIMONY a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.

Anita Shreve is the critically acclaimed author of 14 novels, including Body Surfing, The Pilot's Wife, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club, and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England's Orange Prize. She lives in Massachusetts.

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  • PRAISE FOR BODY SURFING:

    "Shreve writes crisp, evocative sentences that can pierce like shards of fine glass." (Entertainment Weekly).

  • "A thoughtful, tightly woven meditation on marriage and mortality, family devotion and dysfunction, with subtle, skillful segues into class and religion." (USA Today).

  • "Shreve flawlessly weaves a tale that is mesmerizing, hypnotic, and compulsive." (Library Journal (starred review)).

  • "A dramatic domestic tale. . . . Shreve's fans will not be disappointed." (Seattle Times).

  • PRAISE FOR TESTIMONY:

    "Shreve, consummate craftsman and frequent provocateur, is on fire in her latest novel, a mesmerizing read centering on a sex scandal at a prestigious Vermont prep school....Shreve views all of the characters, even the most flawed, with a good deal of compassion, revealing the heartbreaking consequences of a single reckless act." (Booklist (starred review)).

  • "Once again Anita Shreve . . . delivers an elegant novel with betrayal at its core. . . . An often lovely read." (New York Daily News).

  • "A fine example of how audio can occasionally transcend print..."

  • (Library Journal).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

Product Details

Testimony
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $19.98 US/$21.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 450
  • ISBN-13: 9781600244056
  • On Sale Date: 10/21/2008
Testimony

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Testimony