The Man Who Loved Children

  • by Christina Stead
  • Narrated by Fiona Press
  • 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Henrietta, privileged and sheltered, expected a smoothly comfortable society life in Washington when she married Sam Pollitt, a handsome self-made biologist. Ten years later, Henny is a skinny, screaming drudge with five children, a raging wreck of a woman driven by "hate, horror, passion or contempt". But Sam, whose impractical idealism has brought his family to near-ruin, is unchanged: still at sea in all adult affairs, an absurd hypocritical buffoon but a genius with children, except Louie, his eldest daughter, an ugly, brilliant adolescent who is forced to take a drastic final step to save herself and the children from lasting tragedy.

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"The Man Who Loved Children is one of the most truthful and terrifying horror stories ever written about family life." (Times)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-25-2013
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd