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Bitter Orange

(2018)
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller, read by Rachel Bavidge.

From the attic of a dilapidated English country house, she sees them - Cara first: dark and beautiful, clinging to a marble fountain of Cupid, and Peter, an Apollo. It is 1969, and they are spending the summer in the rooms below hers while Frances writes a report on the follies in the garden for the absent American owner. But she is distracted. Beneath a floorboard in her bathroom, she discovers a peephole which gives her access to her neighbours' private lives.

To Frances' surprise, Cara and Peter are keen to spend time with her. It is the first occasion that she has had anybody to call a friend, and before long they are spending every day together: eating lavish dinners, drinking bottle after bottle of wine and smoking cigarettes till the ash piles up on the crumbling furniture. Frances is dazzled.

But as the hot summer rolls lazily on, it becomes clear that not everything is right between Cara and Peter. The stories that Cara tells don't quite add up - and as Frances becomes increasingly entangled in the lives of the glamorous, hedonistic couple, the boundaries between truth and lies, right and wrong, begin to blur.

Amid the decadence of that summer, a small crime brings on a bigger one: a crime so terrible that it will brand all their lives forever.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Incredibly atmospheric, vivid and intriguing. I had to keep reminding myself that I wasn't reading a forgotten classic." - Emma Healey

"A twisty, thorny, darkly atmospheric page turner about loneliness and belonging." - Gabriel Tallent


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Used availability for Claire Fuller's Bitter Orange

Hardback Editions

January 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Bitter Orange (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Claire Fuller
ISBN: 1-4328-6045-3 / 978-1-4328-6045-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bitter Orange
Author(s): Claire Fuller
ISBN: 1-947793-15-2 / 978-1-947793-15-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tin House Books
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August 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bitter Orange
Author(s): Claire Fuller
ISBN: 0-241-34182-5 / 978-0-241-34182-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fig Tree
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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bitter Orange
Author(s): Claire Fuller
ISBN: 1-947793-60-8 / 978-1-947793-60-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tin House Books
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May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bitter Orange
Author(s): Claire Fuller
ISBN: 0-241-98346-0 / 978-0-241-98346-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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October 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Bitter Orange
Author(s): Claire Fuller
ISBN: 1-4870-0467-2 / 978-1-4870-0467-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Anansi International
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August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bitter Orange
Author(s): Claire Fuller
ISBN: 0-241-34183-3 / 978-0-241-34183-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fig Tree
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Bitter Orange
Author(s): Claire Fuller
ISBN: 1-72138-818-4 / 978-1-72138-818-9
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bitter Orange
Author(s): Claire Fuller
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


October 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bitter Orange
Author(s): Claire Fuller
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bitter Orange
Author(s): Claire Fuller
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


July 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Bitter Orange
Author(s): Claire Fuller
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bitter Orange
Author(s): Claire Fuller
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Bitter Orange
Author(s): Claire Fuller
Publisher: Tin House Books
Availability: Amazon   


October 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bitter Orange
Author(s): Claire Fuller
Publisher: Anansi International
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bitter Orange
Author(s): Claire Fuller
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU