Hand Me Down World

CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: BN2331
Released: Oct 16, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781743113592
Narrator/s: Humphrey Bower
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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A woman washes ashore in Sicily. She has come from north Africa to find her son, taken from her when he was just days old by his father and stolen away to Berlin. With nothing but her maid's uniform and a knife stashed in a plastic bag, she relies on strangers - some generous, some exploiting - to guide her passage north. These strangers tell of their encounters with a quiet, mysterious woman in a blue coat - each account a different view of the truth, a different truth. And slowly these fragments of a life piece together to create a spellbinding story of the courage of a mother and the versions of

Author(s): Lloyd Jones

All formats/editions

Author(s): Lloyd Jones
Product Number EB00638314
Released: Mar 01, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: #9781608197323

Professional reviews

"The gritty details of this story are not for the faint of heart. The adult content, including sexual exploitation and the harsh conditions of migrant life, is delivered with deep feeling by Humphrey Bower. He captures the novel's African narrator with a gentle, poetic cadence that is pleasing to the ear and evokes sympathy for his convoluted journey. He also keeps up with the wide cast of characters by giving each his or her own distinctive verbal element through a difference in pitch or tone. This is a story of misuse, mistrust, and exploitation, and Bower inspires all the right emotions in his heartfelt reading. M.R. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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