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The Book of Samson

David Maine

"This is the story of my life and it's not a happy one. If you wish to read about me you're welcome to but if you're looking for something to give you hope & joy comfort & inspiration then you had best leave off here straightaway and go find something else. My life has an abundance of frustration and pain plus a fair bit of sex and lots of killing and broken bones but it's got precious little hope & joy comfort & inspiration. It's got some women in it too plus a wife. Dalila is the one you may have heard of and a rare piece of work she was. You may think you know the story but believe me there's more." -from The Book of Samson From the author of the acclaimed and provocative novels Fallen and The Preservationist comes a tale about a man who believes he is touched by the hand of God-then instructed by that God to slaughter his enemies. It is the story of "this worldly existence of men & brutes desire & unkindness" and of the woman, Dalila, who figures at the center of it all. In The Book of Samson, David Maine has created an unforgettable portrait, a unique and astonishing masterpiece that puts a face on a previously faceless icon. "The combination of archaic language and setting with modern sensibilities again demonstrates Maine's talent for making the familiar intriguing."-Publishers Weekly Starred Review "Provocative and beautifully told-a breakout novel for Maine."-Kirkus Starred Review

"This is the story of my life and it's not a happy one. If you wish to read about me you're welcome to but if you're looking for something to give you hope & joy comfort & inspiration then you had best leave off here straightaway and go find something else. My life has an abundance of frustration and pain plus a fair bit of sex and lots of killing and broken bones but it's got precious little hope & joy comfort & inspiration. It's got some women in it too plus a wife. Dalila is the one you may have heard of and a rare piece of work she was. You may think you know the story but believe me there's more." -from The Book of Samson From the author of the acclaimed and provocative novels Fallen and The Preservationist comes a tale about a man who believes he is touched by the hand of God-then instructed by that God to slaughter his enemies. It is the story of "this worldly existence of men & brutes desire & unkindness" and of the woman, Dalila, who figures at the center of it all. In The Book of Samson, David Maine has created an unforgettable portrait, a unique and astonishing masterpiece that puts a face on a previously faceless icon. "The combination of archaic language and setting with modern sensibilities again demonstrates Maine's talent for making the familiar intriguing."-Publishers Weekly Starred Review "Provocative and beautifully told-a breakout novel for Maine."-Kirkus Starred Review
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"This is the story of my life and it's not a happy one. If you wish to read about me you're welcome to but if you're looking for something to give you hope & joy comfort & inspiration then you had best leave off here straightaway and go find something else. My life has an abundance of frustration and pain plus a fair bit of sex and lots of killing and broken bones but it's got precious little hope & joy comfort & inspiration. It's got some women in it too plus a wife. Dalila is the one you may have heard of and a rare piece of work she was. You may think you know the story but believe me there's more." -from The Book of Samson From the author of the acclaimed and provocative novels Fallen and The Preservationist comes a tale about a man who believes he is touched by the hand of God-then instructed by that God to slaughter his enemies. It is the story of "this worldly existence of men & brutes desire & unkindness" and of the woman, Dalila, who figures at the center of it all. In The Book of Samson, David Maine has created an unforgettable portrait, a unique and astonishing masterpiece that puts a face on a previously faceless icon. "The combination of archaic language and setting with modern sensibilities again demonstrates Maine's talent for making the familiar intriguing."-Publishers Weekly Starred Review "Provocative and beautifully told-a breakout novel for Maine."-Kirkus Starred Review

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

6h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

07:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

36:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

27:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:22