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  • By: Patrick Gale
  • Narrated by: Patrick Gale
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Kansas in August

By: Patrick Gale
Narrated by: Patrick Gale
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Summary

Patrick Gale's Kansas in August is a witty, warm novel of childhood and abandonment for listeners of Armistead Maupin and Edmund White.   

Musical-obsessed Hilary Metcalfe, abandoned by his lover Rufus on his birthday, gets drunk, discovers a baby and brings it home to his flat above a corner shop to provide comfort and company. Rufus, meanwhile, allows himself to be seduced by a frivolous young woman, who is actually Hilary's professional, high-powered sister, romancing under a pseudonym to escape the reality of her own loneliness.   

In this witty, bawdy slice of sex and lies, the trio will find themselves drawn together ever more tightly by the lures of hedonism, self-delusion and the inescapable desire to be needed. 

©1987 Patrick Gale (P)2018 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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"Modern, excellent and sympathetic." (Stephen Fry)

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