The Crimson Petal and the White

Version: Unabridged
Author: Michel Faber
Narrator: Jill Tanner
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: February 2005
# of Units: 35 CDs
Length: 42 hours
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Overview

Sugar, an alluring 19-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs Castaway, yearns for a better life. Her ascent through the strata of 1870s London society offers us intimacy with a host of loveable, maddening and superbly realized characters. At the heart of this panoramic, multi-layered novel is the compelling struggle of a young woman trying to lift her body and soul out of the gutter.

Author Details

Author Details

Faber, Michel

MICHEL FABER is the author of the highly acclaimed The Crimson Petal and the White, The Fahrenheit Twins and the Whitbread-shortlisted novel Under the Skin. The Apple, based on characters in The Crimson Petal and the White, was published in 2006. He has also written two novellas, The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps (2001) and The Courage Consort (2002), and has won several short-story awards, including the Neil Gunn, Ian St James and Macallan. Born in Holland and brought up in Australia, he now lives in the Scottish Highlands.