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Victorine

Catherine Texier

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Description:

In her memoir, Breakup, Catherine Texier tells how her husband left her for another woman. In Victorine, Texier takes the memory of Victorine, her maternal great-grandmother, and transforms it, so that Victorine, in the throes of a grand passion, leaves her husband and children for another man. Naturally, Victorine's motives are soulful, and yet she has committed a mother's ultimate sin. Her flight with her lover to turn-of-the-century Indochina leads to days of great beauty and nights of sensuous languor, along the banks of the Mekong River. At the same time, she has much time to muse about the struggle between duty and independence, tradition and freedom, longing and regret. All of these thoughts are now condensed into a single day: a day when she has returned.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jurian Hughes

Length:

6h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:56


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:36


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:18


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:40


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:30


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:18