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The Edge of Eden

(2009)
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"Reminiscent of Evelyn Waugh in its biting satire and Somerset Maugham. . . . A book that both moved and surprised me until the very last word."
Mary Morris


"Not since Lord of the Flies has a novelist written with such perceptiveness about the potential for harm that lurks within the innocence of childhood."
Paula Sharp


"A wonderful novel and a true page-turner, a vivid story."
Joan Silber


In 1960, when her husband, Rupert, a British diplomat, is posted to the remote Seychelle Islands in the Indian Ocean, Penelope is less than thrilled. But she never imagined the danger that awaited her family there. Her sun-kissed children run barefoot on the beach and become enraptured by the ancient magic, or grigri, in the tropical colonial outpost. Rupert, meanwhile, falls under the spell of a local beauty who won't stop until she gets what she wants.

Desperate to save her marriage, Penelope turns to black magic, exposing her family to the island's sinister underbelly. Ultimately, Penny and her family suffer unimaginable casualties, rendering their lives profoundly and forever changed. Helen Benedict's acerbic wit and lush descriptions serve up a page-turner brimming with jealousy, sex, and witchcraft in a darkly exotic Eden.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2009 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Edge of Eden
Author(s): Helen Benedict
ISBN: 1-56947-602-0 / 978-1-56947-602-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Edge of Eden
Author(s): Helen Benedict
ISBN: 1-56947-858-9 / 978-1-56947-858-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

March 2011 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Edge of Eden
Author(s): Helen Benedict
Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

March 2011 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Edge of Eden
Author(s): Helen Benedict
Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Edge of Eden
Author(s): Helen Benedict
Publisher: Soho Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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