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Passing Through

Colin Channer

From the national bestselling author of Waiting in Vain and Satisfy My Soul comes a sexy, witty collection of connected stories set on San Carlos, a tiny island with an old volcano in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning the early 1900s up to modern times, the stories trace the intersecting lives of travelers, expatriates, and local folks in ways that shock, illuminate, and reveal. From the American photographer who finds her world disturbed by new forms of love and lust, to a charismatic priest confronted by the earthly perks of fame and stardom, the diverse mix of characters are united by the universal search for love and understanding--a challenge on an island simmering with issues of politics, power, and race. Written with poetic grace and titillating candor, each story shines against its own tableau--World War II, the rise of Fidel Castro, Mt. Pelee devastating Martinique, import-export trading, Bob Marley in the days before his music echoed all around the world. As men and women fall in love, marry and remarry, face moral conflicts and new identities, the volcano sees it all. From plantation days to the roots of revolution, it is a silent witness to the turbulent century that engulfs this tiny island of eternal humor, passion, and allure.

From the national bestselling author of Waiting in Vain and Satisfy My Soul comes a sexy, witty collection of connected stories set on San Carlos, a tiny island with an old volcano in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning the early 1900s up to modern times, the stories trace the intersecting lives of travelers, expatriates, and local folks in ways that shock, illuminate, and reveal. From the American photographer who finds her world disturbed by new forms of love and lust, to a charismatic priest confronted by the earthly perks of fame and stardom, the diverse mix of characters are united by the universal search for love and understanding--a challenge on an island simmering with issues of politics, power, and race. Written with poetic grace and titillating candor, each story shines against its own tableau--World War II, the rise of Fidel Castro, Mt. Pelee devastating Martinique, import-export trading, Bob Marley in the days before his music echoed all around the world. As men and women fall in love, marry and remarry, face moral conflicts and new identities, the volcano sees it all. From plantation days to the roots of revolution, it is a silent witness to the turbulent century that engulfs this tiny island of eternal humor, passion, and allure.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

From the national bestselling author of Waiting in Vain and Satisfy My Soul comes a sexy, witty collection of connected stories set on San Carlos, a tiny island with an old volcano in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning the early 1900s up to modern times, the stories trace the intersecting lives of travelers, expatriates, and local folks in ways that shock, illuminate, and reveal. From the American photographer who finds her world disturbed by new forms of love and lust, to a charismatic priest confronted by the earthly perks of fame and stardom, the diverse mix of characters are united by the universal search for love and understanding--a challenge on an island simmering with issues of politics, power, and race. Written with poetic grace and titillating candor, each story shines against its own tableau--World War II, the rise of Fidel Castro, Mt. Pelee devastating Martinique, import-export trading, Bob Marley in the days before his music echoed all around the world. As men and women fall in love, marry and remarry, face moral conflicts and new identities, the volcano sees it all. From plantation days to the roots of revolution, it is a silent witness to the turbulent century that engulfs this tiny island of eternal humor, passion, and allure.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robin Miles, Simon Prebble, Dion Graham

Length:

12h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:34


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

13:28


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

12:22


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

04:59


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

15:28


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

08:08


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

35:20


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

26:54


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

21:56


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

03:24


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

03:27


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

22:52


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

18:53


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

19:36


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

14:43


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

02:54


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

39:59


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

50:45


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

22:30


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

14:59


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

09:10


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

16:33


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

12:50


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

01:42


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

24:57


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

06:49


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

29:25


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

06:34


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

15:02


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

18:07


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

11:13


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

43:46


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

11:40


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

02:05


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

22:28


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

03:17


Part 5, Chapter 1
Part 5, Chapter 1

27:30


Part 5, Chapter 2
Part 5, Chapter 2

01:41


Part 6, Chapter 1
Part 6, Chapter 1

06:18


Part 6, Chapter 2
Part 6, Chapter 2

10:26


Part 6, Chapter 3
Part 6, Chapter 3

02:46


Part 6, Chapter 4
Part 6, Chapter 4

14:00


Part 6, Chapter 5
Part 6, Chapter 5

03:38


Part 6, Chapter 6
Part 6, Chapter 6

06:53


Part 6, Chapter 7
Part 6, Chapter 7

00:26


Part 6, Chapter 8
Part 6, Chapter 8

12:53


Part 6, Chapter 9
Part 6, Chapter 9

08:00


Part 6, Chapter 10
Part 6, Chapter 10

13:52


Part 6, Chapter 11
Part 6, Chapter 11

08:26


Part 6, Chapter 12
Part 6, Chapter 12

02:26


Part 7, Chapter 1
Part 7, Chapter 1

08:31


Part 7, Chapter 2
Part 7, Chapter 2

01:51


Part 7, Chapter 3
Part 7, Chapter 3

01:28