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The Boy Next Door

Irene Sabatini

Irene Sabatini makes her celebrated debut with this powerful novel set against the tumultuous backdrop of Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe. Teenagers Lindiwe and Ian meet briefly after Ian is accused of a terrible crime. The friendship they begin endures many tests—and one devastating secret. “… a beautifully written first novel that explores the complexities of post-independent Zimbabwe—ever-shifting affinities of race, family, and other affiliations—through the love story of a mixed-race couple.”—Booklist

Irene Sabatini makes her celebrated debut with this powerful novel set against the tumultuous backdrop of Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe. Teenagers Lindiwe and Ian meet briefly after Ian is accused of a terrible crime. The friendship they begin endures many tests—and one devastating secret. “… a beautifully written first novel that explores the complexities of post-independent Zimbabwe—ever-shifting affinities of race, family, and other affiliations—through the love story of a mixed-race couple.”—Booklist
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Irene Sabatini makes her celebrated debut with this powerful novel set against the tumultuous backdrop of Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe. Teenagers Lindiwe and Ian meet briefly after Ian is accused of a terrible crime. The friendship they begin endures many tests—and one devastating secret. “… a beautifully written first novel that explores the complexities of post-independent Zimbabwe—ever-shifting affinities of race, family, and other affiliations—through the love story of a mixed-race couple.”—Booklist

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robin Miles

Length:

12h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:43


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

13:35


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

04:48


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

11:09


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

07:27


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

15:32


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

05:45


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

10:33


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

10:47


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

05:16


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

19:11


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

04:12


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

02:47


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

03:43


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

05:11


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

21:42


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

03:45


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

02:48


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

04:08


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

04:10


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

09:46


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

12:27


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

05:57


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

02:22


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

09:59


Part 1, Chapter 25
Part 1, Chapter 25

09:00


Part 1, Chapter 26
Part 1, Chapter 26

06:05


Part 1, Chapter 27
Part 1, Chapter 27

30:06


Part 1, Chapter 28
Part 1, Chapter 28

05:17


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

26:22


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

51:05


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

14:46


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

26:54


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

04:17


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

09:13


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

15:46


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

16:00


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

05:50


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

12:49


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

24:22


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

04:21


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

22:22


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

07:43


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

13:38


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

25:04


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

25:54


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

31:27


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

06:17


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

05:09


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

09:47


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

25:44


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

07:01


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

14:38


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

12:22


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

50:17


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

06:01


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

20:02


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

21:18


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

02:11