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The Outcast

AuthorSadie Jones

NarratorStuart Crossman

Duration11h 8m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Novels

PublisherOakhill Publications

VersionUnabridged

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1957, and Lewis Aldridge is travelling back to his home in the south of England. He is straight out of jail and nineteen years old. His return will trigger the implosion not just of his family, but of a whole community. A decade earlier, his father's homecoming casts a different shape. The war is over and Gilbert has recently been demobbed. He reverts easily to suburban life - cocktails at six thirty, church on Sundays - but his wife and young son resist the stuffy routine. Lewis and his mother escape to the woods for picnics, just as they did in wartime days. Nobody is surprised that Gilbert's wife counters convention, but they are all shocked when, after one of their jaunts, Lewis comes back without her.

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