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The Translation of the Bones - A Novel

Francesca Kay

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Description:

A profound novel about the nature of faith and motherhood that "begins as the small mystery of one woman's vision (or delusion) and explodes into a deeper story" (The Washington Post). Mary-Margaret O'Reilly is seemingly a harmless enough young woman, ready and willing to help out Father Diamond in the Sacred Heart church in Battersea. She may not be very bright, and she is sadly overweight, but she can certainly clean, and is very good with children. It is the statue of Jesus on the cross Mary-Margaret is especially drawn to, and one day she decides to give Him a thorough and loving cleansing. But then moments later she lies unconscious, a great gash in her head, blood on the floor. Word gets out that she has witnessed a miracle and soon a full-scale religious mania descends on the quiet church, and everyone, from Father Diamond to his small but loyal band of parishioners, is affected by it. After recovering, Mary-Margaret returns to the church, and obsessively, back to the statue of Jesus. He has told her things, things she must act on, and urgently. The act she decides on is a shocking one, making The Translation of the Bones a riveting story of passion gone tragically wrong.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fiona Shaw

Length:

7h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:43