The Worst Kind of Want

Liska Jacobs (Author) Hillary Huber (Read by)
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Description

A trip to Italy reignites a woman's desires to disastrous effect in this dark ode to womanhood, death, and sex

To cool-headed, fastidious Pricilla Messing, Italy will be an escape, a brief glimpse of freedom from a life that's starting to feel like one long decline.

Rescued from the bedside of her difficult mother, forty-something Cilla finds herself called away to Rome to keep an eye on her wayward teenage niece, Hannah. But after years of caregiving, babysitting is the last thing Cilla wants to do. Instead she throws herself into Hannah's youthful, heedless world―drinking, dancing, smoking―relishing the heady atmosphere of the Italian summer. After years of feeling used up and overlooked, Cilla feels like she's coming back to life. But being so close to Hannah brings up complicated memories, making Cilla restless and increasingly reckless, and a dangerous flirtation with a teenage boy soon threatens to send her into a tailspin.

With the sharp-edged insight of Ottessa Moshfegh and the taut seduction of Patricia Highsmith, The Worst Kind of Want is a dark exploration of the inherent dangers of being a woman. In her unsettling follow-up to Catalina, Liska Jacobs again delivers hypnotic literary noir about a woman whose unruly desires and troubled past push her to the brink of disaster.

Product Details

Price
$35.99  $33.11
Publisher
Brilliance Audio
Publish Date
November 05, 2019
Dimensions
6.5 X 0.63 X 5.5 inches | 0.48 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781799707851
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About the Author

Liska Jacobs is the author of Catalina, and her essays and short fiction have appeared in The Rumpus, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Hub, The Millions, and The Hairpin, among other publications. She holds an MFA from the University of California, Riverside.
Hillary Huber is a multiple Audie Award finalist, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, and an AudioFile Best Voice. She has recorded close to three hundred titles, spanning many genres.

Reviews

"...[Hillary Huber] never rushes Priscilla's more serious reveals as she paces the story to suit the growing tension.... Huber's facility with Italian words adds charm as she expresses the character's emotional fragility in this somewhat sensationalistic story." --AudioFile Magazine