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October

Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
3 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Mercia Murray is a woman of fifty-two years who has been left. Abandoned by her partner in Scotland, where she has been living for twenty-five years, Mercia returns to her homeland of South Africa to find her family overwhelmed by alcoholism and secrets. Poised between her life in Scotland and her life in South Africa, she recollects the past with a keen sense of irony as she searches for some idea of home.

In Scotland, her life feels unfamiliar; her apartment sits empty. In South Africa, her only brother is a shell of his former self, pushing her away. And yet in both places she is needed, if only she could understand what for. Plumbing the emotional limbo of a woman who is isolated and torn from her roots, October is a stark and utterly compelling novel about the contemporary experience of an intelligent immigrant, adrift among her memories and facing an uncertain middle age.

©2014 Zoë Wicomb (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Tedious , slow, frustrating

I tried to get through it since the narrator is extremely talented - the story has several descriptions of child abuse and animal abuse that made it impossible - very disappointing