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Taudrey [Kindle Edition]

Martin Kelleher

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At the annual dinner of her local tennis club, forty seven year old Audrey DeLacey initiates a short-lived, ill-fated liaison with a young barman, known only to the club members as The Swede. Intoxicated by illicit desire she is, for three weeks, blindly and deliriously happy. But as the relationship is yet in its infancy it comes to light that The Swede has played a confidence trick on the club, with Audrey as the bait.
When the affair becomes public her daughter and son refuse to speak to her. Her friends stop calling. Her parents reduce contact to a minimum. She leaves the tennis club in humiliation and disgrace. Her wealthy husband, Garvan, disappears, leaving his business interests in debts, which eventually absorb their opulent suburban home and its contents. Audrey is left homeless, penniless and alone.
Her fall from perceived respectability lands her in a netherworld of hardship and ignominy, and forces her to re-examine her life from youth to the present. Her mistake - to have drifted so easily into a farcical romance - she re-evaluates over time, finally accepting that this mistake had 'by some intelligence' found her out. The true Audrey exposes the woman she had, since her teenage years, presented falsely to the world and to herself.
While continuing to suffer the fallout over a ten year stretch, and until her daughter makes to reconcile with her, she forges a new life, one free of the old dependencies on her privileged background. She finds a difficult freedom by accident and a world she might not ever have seen but for her great miscalculation.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 934 KB
  • Print Length: 373 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Martin Kelleher; 1 edition (16 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FYT7GJA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #595,862 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars If she only knew 1 Dec 2013
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The writing here is excellent; it is intelligent, thoughtful and correct. But it is also very lofty, demanding complete attention. This is at odds with the slightly coarse cover, and that may be quite deliberate. The complete premise is known from the book description, so the interest is in the vignettes within the story and the people within the details of this character’s extreme reversal of fortune and re-emergence. The heroine evokes little sympathy, but the portrayal of this life is engaging. And there is an unexpected turn toward the end.
The catch here is that if you need a linear story, this is not it. The constant shifting from present to past to distant past happens with but a para break, and many scenes start midway with clarifying details coming along later. I found no bio, but vocabulary and phrasing tip off the author as Irish or British, which I enjoy, but herein the advisory.
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