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Queen of the Underworld - A Novel

Gail Godwin

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Here at last is the eagerly awaited new novel from New York Times bestselling author Gail Godwin. Queen of the Underworld is sweeping and sultry literary fiction, featuring a memorable young heroine and engaging characters whose intimate dramas interconnect with hers. In the summer of 1959, as Castro clamps down on Cuba and its first wave of exiles flees to the States to wait out what they hope to be his short-lived reign, Emma Gant, fresh out of college, begins her career as a reporter. Her fierce ambition and belief in herself are set against the stories swirling around her, both at the newspaper office and in her downtown Miami hotel, which is filling up with refugees. Emma's avid curiosity about life thrives amid the tropical charms and intrigues of Miami. While toiling at the news desk, she plans the fictional stories she will write in her spare time. She spends her nights getting to know the Cuban families in her hotel-and rendezvousing with her married lover, Paul Nightingale, owner of a private Miami Beach club. As Emma experiences the historical events enveloping the city, she trains her perceptive eye on the people surrounding her: a newfound Cuban friend who joins the covert anti-Castro training brigade, a gambling racketeer who poses a grave threat to Paul, and a former madam, still in her twenties, who becomes both Emma's obsession and her alter ego. Emma's life, like a complicated dance that keeps sweeping her off her balance, is suddenly filled with divided loyalties, shady dealings, romantic and professional setbacks, and, throughout, her adamant determination to avoid "usurpation" by others and remain the protagonist of her own quest. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Carrington MacDuffie

Length:

12h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:40

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:45


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:36


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:21


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:09


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:28


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:12


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:34


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:32


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:46


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:13


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:02


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:31


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:28


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:08


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:23


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:28


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:00


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:26


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:43


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:52


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:53


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:34


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:13


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:59


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:49


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:49


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:00


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:30


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:02


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:49


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:20


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:18


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:57


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:19


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:22


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:26


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:16


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:58


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:04


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:12


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:42


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:10


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:20


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:03


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:16


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:59


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:50


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:01


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:43


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:18


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:07


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:17


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:30


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:03


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

02:56


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:05


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:43


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:57


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:22


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:24


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:56


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:43


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:29


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:20


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:36


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:47


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:13


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:16


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

02:48


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:22


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:47


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:35


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:17


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:44


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:55


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:16


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:56


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:35


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:16


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:02


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:36


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:54


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:29


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:52


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:26


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:37


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:55


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:07


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:47


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:30


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:19


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:37


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:08


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:16


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:59


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

02:58


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:15


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

01:00


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:13


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:41


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:14


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

02:26


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:38


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:13


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:10


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:05


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:51


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

02:59


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

01:40


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:20


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:27


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

02:53


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:45


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:26


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:14


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

02:42


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

03:29


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:25


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

03:43


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

02:29


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

04:16


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

03:44


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:23


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

04:26


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:05


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:12


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:32


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:46


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

04:46


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

03:32


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

02:17


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

00:23