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AuthorDeborah Levy

NarratorRomola Garai

Duration8h 18m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Novels

PublisherPenguin

VersionUnabridged

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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 Two strangers arrive in a small Spanish fishing village. The older woman is suffering from mysterious paralysis, driven to seek a cure beyond the bounds of conventional medicine. Her daughter Sofia has spent years playing the reluctant detective in this mystery, struggling to understand her mother's illness. Surrounded by the oppressive desert heat, searching for a cure to a defiant and quite possibly imagined disease, Sofia is forced to confront her difficult relationship with her mother. Examining female rage and sexuality, Deborah Levy explores the strange and monstrous nature of motherhood, testing the bonds of parent and child to breaking point.

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