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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (81 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Caryl Phillips, Ben Onwukwe Narrator: Ben Onwukwe, Caryl Phillips Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781440791093
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From one of our most admired fiction writers comes the searing story of breakdown and recovery in the life of one man and of a society moving from one idea of itself to another.

Keith—born in England in the early 1960s to immigrant West Indian parents but primarily raised by his white stepmother—is a social worker heading a Race Equality unit in London whose life has come undone. He is separated from his wife of twenty years, kept at arm’s length by his teenage son, estranged from his father, and accused of harassment by a coworker. And beneath it all, he has a desperate feeling that his work—even his life—is no longer relevant.

Deeply moving in its portrayal of the vagaries of family love and bold in its scrutiny of the personal politics of race, this is Caryl Phillips’ most powerful novel yet.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernadette | 5/8/2013

    " I learned about the West Indian immigrant experience in the UK and racism's effect on two generations of a family. The author had a compassionate tone and a great eye for small details that I enjoyed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mallory | 9/13/2012

    " FLAT. was there a point to this story? i seem to have gotten lost amidst the murkiness and defeated, hopeless main character. caryl needs to learn how to keep a plot MOVING! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marjanne | 7/7/2012

    " I think I should have liked this book more, but I came away feeling 'meh' about it. The overall story was ok; nothing too predictable or unbelievable. The author leaves the reader guessing at the end. The writing is generally good, though I thought that four page paragraphs were a bit ridiculous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Salk | 2/21/2012

    " Great book, can't wait to read his other book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry Perrel | 9/10/2011

    " A quiet yet powerful portrait of a man's undoing during his middle years and his lost of identity as husband and father. I think Caryl Phillips, a native of St. Kitts and a resident of London, is one of the finest writers of this century. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olga Jacobi | 5/14/2011

    " Very thoughtful piece of work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernadette | 11/20/2010

    " I learned about the West Indian immigrant experience in the UK and racism's effect on two generations of a family. The author had a compassionate tone and a great eye for small details that I enjoyed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mallory | 7/1/2010

    " FLAT. was there a point to this story? i seem to have gotten lost amidst the murkiness and defeated, hopeless main character. caryl needs to learn how to keep a plot MOVING! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Perrel | 2/20/2010

    " A quiet yet powerful portrait of a man's undoing during his middle years and his lost of identity as husband and father. I think Caryl Phillips, a native of St. Kitts and a resident of London, is one of the finest writers of this century. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marjanne | 12/2/2009

    " I think I should have liked this book more, but I came away feeling 'meh' about it. The overall story was ok; nothing too predictable or unbelievable. The author leaves the reader guessing at the end. The writing is generally good, though I thought that four page paragraphs were a bit ridiculous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 11/17/2009

    " Great book, can't wait to read his other book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 10/31/2009

    " A few dull mid-life crisis moments, but this book will stick with me for a long time. The story told by his father towards the end of the book with such urgency, is amazing. "

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About the Narrator

Ben Onwukwe is a British film, radio, television, theater, and voice actor.