The Scapegoat

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Daphne du Maurier

Narrated By: Paul Shelley

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: December 2014

Duration: 13 hours 8 minutes

Summary:

"A dazzlingly clever and immensely entertaining novel." --New York Times


By chance, John and Jean--one English, the other French--meet in a provincial railway station. Their resemblance to each other is uncanny, and they spend the next few hours talking and drinking - until at last John falls into a drunken stupor. It's to be his last carefree moment, for when he wakes, Jean has stolen his identity and disappeared. So the Englishman steps into the Frenchman's shoes, and faces a variety of perplexing roles - as owner of a chateau, director of a failing business, head of a fractious family, and master of nothing.

Gripping and complex, The Scapegoat is a masterful exploration of doubling and identity, and of the dark side of the self.

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