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Day for night : a novel [electronic resource] / Jean McNeil.

McNeil, Jean, (author.). Fothergill, Mia. (Added Author). Walton, Clive. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Read by Mia Fothergill, Clive Walton. (Cast).

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  • ISBN: 9781773057613 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1773057618 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 42 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : ECW Press, 2021.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Mia Fothergill, Clive Walton.
Summary, etc.:
From the author of Ice Diaries, winner of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Grand Prize, praised by the New York Times as "stunningly written" and a Guardian Best Book of 2018. An unflinching exploration of love and boundaries in Brexit-crazed London. Richard Cottar is a respected independent film writer and director; his wife, Joanna, is his increasingly successful and wealthy producer. Together they are about to embark on a film about the life of Walter Benjamin, the German Jewish intellectual who killed himself in northern Spain while on the run from the Nazis in 1940. In what looks set to be the last year of Britain's membership of the European Union, Benjamin's story of exile and statelessness is more relevant than ever. But Richard and Joanna's symbiotic life takes a sudden turn when they cast an intelligent, sexually ambiguous young actor in the role of Walter Benjamin. In a climate of fear and a bizarre, superheated year redolent of sex and hidden desire, Richard and Joanna must confront their relationship, Benjamin's tragic history, and the future of their country. Taking its cue from Virginia Woolf's Orlando, Day for Night is an unsettling, riveting story of reversals - of gender, power, and history.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Motion picture producers and directors > Fiction.
Marriage > Fiction.
London (England) > Fiction.

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