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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Nathan Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2014 ISBN: 9781482951202
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Minerva Parkinson has just received distressing news: she’s dying. Though she and her husband Henry have been married for many years, their marriage has grown listless, and she therefore chooses to keep her dire prognosis to herself.

With the hopes of leaving Henry with fond memories of her, she buys a houseboat to fulfill his dream of a riverboat trip, and they set off down the Missouri River. Things are looking good until they meet two strangers, a young woman named Nora and a mysterious man named Mr. Mortimer, who possesses knowledge beyond the worldly realm. In fact, Mr. Mortimer isn’t a man at all but Death in human form, a fact that does not escape Minerva.

When it becomes apparent that there is an attraction between Nora and Henry, Minerva pushes aside her jealousy and focuses on what will make Henry happy when she is gone. But Mr. Mortimer’s growing attraction to Minerva becomes an unexpected complication. 

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  • “This is pure Nathan: smooth, unpretentious, dove-colored writing, the satire gentle, the fantasy controlled.”

    Saturday Review of Literature

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About the Author

Robert Nathan (1894–1985) was the author of more than fifty volumes of poetry, novels, and plays, and from this body of distinguished work he acquired a reputation as a master of satiric fantasy. Five of his novels have been made into films, including Portrait of Jennie and The Bishop’s Wife.

About the Narrator

Stephen R. Thorne is a member of the resident acting company at Providence’s esteemed Trinity Repertory Company, where his favorite productions include Hamlet, Henry V, and The Cider House Rules. He lives with his family in Lincoln, Rhode Island.