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Elegy for April - A Novel

Benjamin Black

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Description:

Quirke-the hard-drinking, insatiably curious Dublin pathologist-is back, and he's determined to find his daughter's best friend, a well-connected young doctor April Latimer has vanished. A junior doctor at a local hospital, she is something of a scandal in the conservative and highly patriarchal society of 1950s Dublin. Though her family is one of the most respected in the city, she is known for being independent-minded; her taste in men, for instance, is decidedly unconventional. Now April has disappeared, and her friend Phoebe Griffin suspects the worst. Frantic, Phoebe seeks out Quirke, her brilliant but erratic father, and asks him for help. Sober again after intensive treatment for alcoholism, Quirke enlists his old sparring partner, Detective Inspector Hackett, in the search for the missing young woman. In their separate ways the two men follow April's trail through some of the darker byways of the city to uncover crucial information on her whereabouts. And as Quirke becomes deeply involved in April's murky story, he encounters complicated and ugly truths about family savagery, Catholic ruthlessness, and race hatred. Both an absorbing crime novel and a brilliant portrait of the difficult and relentless love between a father and his daughter, this is Benjamin Black at his sparkling best.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Timothy Dalton

Length:

8h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:09


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:16


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:04


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:58


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:17


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:12


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:24


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:37


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:36


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:56


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:34


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:14


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:56


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:29


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:05


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:28


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:18


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:07


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:22


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:19


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:41


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:42


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:41


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:29


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:24


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:35


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:47


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:00