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Another World - A Novel

Pat Barker

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Description:

Booker Prize-winning author Pat Barker is one of Britain's most powerful contemporary novelists. This eerie story of a troubled family in the north of England lets you experience the full force of Barker's original talent. Filled with startling images and incisive character studies, Another World reveals an uncanny reality where emotions and events from the past resurface in the present. Nick, his pregnant wife, their unruly toddler, and angry stepchildren have just moved into a Gothic manor in a rough part of Newcastle. Working unhappily together to fix up their living room, they discover an alarming portrait of a Victorian family beneath the old wallpaper. As the sins of that family seep into their lives, Nick must tend to his dying grandfather, who is dealing with his own past failures. Barker skillfully weaves these dark threads together until unspeakable violence seems ready to explode from every scene. Narrator Steven Crossley's mesmerizing performance highlights the novel's haunting quality and the intriguing questions it raises about part, present, and memory.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steven Crossley

Length:

7h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

44:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:10