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A Carnivore's Inquiry

Sabina Murray

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Description:

When we meet Katherine, the winning-and rather disturbing-twenty-three-year-old narrator, she has just left Italy and arrived in New York City, but what has propelled her there is a mystery. She soon strikes up an affair with a middle-aged Russian emigre novelist she meets on the subway, and almost immediately moves into his apartment. Katherine's occasional allusions to a frighteningly eccentric mother and tyrannical father suggest somberness at the center of her otherwise flippant and sardonic demeanor. Soon restless, she begins journeying across the continent, trailed; everywhere she goes, by a string of murders. As the ritualistic killings begin to pile up, Katherine takes to meditating on cannibalism in literature, art, and history. The story races toward a hair-raising conclusion, while Katherine and the reader close in on the reasons for both her and her mother's fascination with aberrant, violent behavior. A brilliantly subtle commentary on twenty-first-century consumerism and Western culture's obsession with new frontiers, A Carnivore's Inquiry is an unsettling exploration of the questionable appetites that lurk beneath the veneer of civilization.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Wendy Hoopes

Length:

9h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:25

Introduction
Introduction

00:24


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

39:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

38:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

31:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

30:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:06