The Talking Book

Nonprofit Audiobook Publisher of Indie Lit

Written By Anaïs Nin
Narrated By Marcyanne Hannemann
Length: 3 hrs and 50 min
Release Date: 8/03/17

“The enemy of a love is never outside, it's not a man or a woman, it's what we lack in ourselves.” 

“She had lost herself somewhere along the frontier between her inventions, her stories, her fantasies and her true self. The boundaries had become effaced, the tracks lost, she had walked into pure chaos, and not a chaos which carried her like the galloping of romantic riders in operas and legends, but which suddenly revealed the stage props: a papier-mâché horse.” 

“At sixteen, Sabina took moon baths, first of all, because everyone else took sun baths, and second, she admitted, because she had been told it was dangerous.” 



The novel follows the character of Sabina; a woman who dares to enjoy the sexual license that men have always known. Wearing extravagant outfits and playing dangerous games of desire, she deliberately avoids commitment, gripped by the pursuit of pleasure for its own sake.

In A Spy in the House of Love, Anaïs Nin expressed her individual vision of feminine sexuality with a ferocious dramatic force. 

A Spy in the House of Love was gathered into a collection of her novels known as Cities of the Interior.

About the Author

Anaïs Nin was an essayist and memoirist born to Cuban parents in France, where she was also raised. She spent some time in Spain and Cuba, but lived most of her life in the United States, where she became an established author.

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