Portobello

Portobello

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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Ruth Rendell is widely considered to be crime fiction's reigning queen, with a remarkable career spanning more than forty years. Now, in Portobello, she delivers a captivating and intricate tale that weaves together the troubled lives of several people in the gentrified neighborhood of London's Notting Hill.

Walking to the shops one day, fifty-year-old Eugene Wren discovers an envelope on the street bulging with cash. A man plagued by a shameful addiction--and his own good intentions--Wren hatches a plan to find the money's rightful owner. Instead of going to the police, or taking the cash for himself, he prints a notice and posts it around Portobello Road. This ill-conceived act creates a chain of events that links Wren to other Londoners--people afflicted with their own obsessions and despairs. As these volatile characters come into Wren's life--and the life of his trusting fianc#65533;e--the consequences will change them all.

Portobello is a wonderfully complex tour de force featuring a dazzling depiction of one of London's most intriguing neighborhoods--and the dangers beneath its newly posh veneer.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2011, 2010
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780307877864
0307877868
Additional Contributors: Curry, Tim
Ingram Digital (Firm)

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