• Ordinary Decent Criminals

  • By: Lionel Shriver
  • Narrated by: Melanie MacHugh
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-09-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (2 ratings)

Summary

From the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin comes a bold and savage story of the intersection of politics and human relationships, set in turbulent Northern Ireland.
Having abandoned Philadelphia for the life of an international nomad, Estrin Lancaster has a taste for hot spots. She now finds herself in Belfast, a city scarred by 20 years of ritualised violence. As the former purveyor of his own bomb-disposal service, Farrell O'Phelan courts the company of destruction. Technically a Catholic, he shuns allegiance of any kind.
For these two normal life is anathema; love is a trap. What ensues is an affair between two loners who are beset with a fear of domesticity and a hunger for devastation.
©2015 Lionel Shriver (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic reviews

"Shriver proves she is not afraid of anything…" ( Observer)
"It's a wonder that subject matter on the surface so bleak can be transformed into something so uplifting." ( Daily Telegraph)
"You can rely on Lionel Shriver to upend your expectations." ( Daily Express)
"Required reading for all mortals." ( Daily Mail)
"...witty, observant and beautifully controlled." ( Literary Review)
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