Madame Zero: 9 Stories Audiobook, by Sarah Hall Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Sarah Hall Narrator: Billie Fulford-Brown Publisher: HarperCollins Audio Length: Release Date: July 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062681522

Publisher Description

From one of the most accomplished British writers working today, the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of The Wolf Border, comes a unique and arresting collection of short fiction that is both disturbing and dazzling.

Sarah Hall has been hailed as "one of the most significant and exciting of Britain’s young novelists" (The Guardian), a writer whose "intelligence and ambition are thrilling to behold" (BookForum). Her work has been acclaimed as "amazing . . . terrific and original" (Washington Post). In this collection of nine works of short fiction, she uses her piercing insight to plumb the depth of the female experience and the human soul.

A husband’s wife transforms into a vulpine in "Mrs. Fox," winner of the BBC Short Story Prize. In "Case Study 2, " A social worker struggles with a foster child raised in a commune. A new mother runs into an old lover in "Luxury Hour." In incandescent prose, full of rich observations and striking clarity, Hall has composed nine wholly original pieces—works of fiction that will resonate long after the final word is heard.

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  • “These stories showcase Hall’s thematic ambition and formal skill. She’s adept at matching voice to narrative, and her language is inventive and expressive.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “A disquieting demonstration of the power of the form…Challenging and thought-provoking.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “[A] beguiling collection.”

    - Library Journal
  • “Compelling…Razor-sharp writing…forms a striking canvas for stories which teeter on the edge of bizarre and are riveting and vital.”

    - Booklist

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About the Author

Sarah Hall received a Masters of Letters in creative writing from Scotland’s St. Andrews University, and is the author of four novels, The Wolf Border; Haweswater, which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize; The Electric Michelangelo; and Daughters Of The North, which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Her story collection The Beautiful Indifference won the Portico Prize and was nominated for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize. She lives in Norwich, England.

About the Narrator

Billie Fulford-Brown is a London-based actress, voice-over artist, and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator.