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Peeling Oranges tells the story of how Derek Foley, while sifting through his late father's diaries and his mother's correspondence with an IRA man, discovers that Patrick Foley, a diplomat in Franco's Spain, was not really his father. Derek's mother, who is ailing, is unwilling to discuss the past, forcing her son on a quest that will plunge him into the early history of Irish diplomacy, taking him to Spain and later to Northern Ireland, until he discovers who his real father was with tragic consequences.
Peeling Oranges is a novel full of personal and political intrigue, fraught with ideology, as it intersects the histories of two emergent nations Ireland and Spain. It is also a beautiful and lyrically written love story of childhood sweethearts the apolitical Derek and the passionate nationalist, Sinead Ni Shuilleabhain.
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- April H.
: James Lawless
This is the first time I have read or listened to a book by this author. Derek Foley sets out after going through his father's papers, to find out what people are hiding from him. His journey takes him to several places and some of the answers aren't what he wants to hear. It is an intriguing story.
The narration was done by Ganapathy Subrahmaniam. The characters were well portrayed however about half way through I felt myself dozing off. That usually only happens when a voice is monotone such as Kindle read to me. I had to re-listen to make sure I didn't miss anything.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.