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Hot Milk Audiobook

Hot Milk

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Hot Milk by Deborah Levy, read by Romola Garai.

Two strangers arrive in a small Spanish fishing village. The older woman is suffering from mysterious paralysis, driven to seek a cure beyond the bounds of conventional medicine. Her daughter, Sofia, has spent years playing the reluctant detective in this mystery, struggling to understand her mother's illness.

Surrounded by the oppressive desert heat, searching for a cure to a defiant and quite possibly imagined disease, Sofia is forced to confront her difficult relationship with her mother. Examining female rage and sexuality, Deborah Levy explores the strange and monstrous nature of motherhood, testing the bonds of parent and child to a breaking point.

©2016 Deborah Levy (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd.

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    A. E. Ward UK 07/10/2016
    A. E. Ward UK 07/10/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Perfect pairing"

    Romola Garai's voice is so beautiful, I can't wait for her to narrate some more books. The story has been described as hypnotic and her voice is absolutely perfect for it. Loved it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    A Person 07/12/2016
    A Person 07/12/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Dreamlike and fascinating"

    This is an engaging story told in an impressionistic way with elements of magical realism. Cinematic in style, it reminded me a little of Almodovar's films. The narration was superb, a very committed performance and beautiful voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Suswati 09/01/2017
    Suswati 09/01/2017 Member Since 2016

    Obsessed with psychological thrillers, crime, mystery and dystopian fictions. A good drama now and again. A harsh critic at times.

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    "Well read and written but too long and fluffy"

    Deborah Levy is a wonderful writer and is able to explore characters in a detailed way.

    Unfortunately the storyline is a little too convoluted, rather emotional with little substance about an adult daughter's relationship with both her parents. It could be cut down to half the length and even then it may be too long. This may appeal to drama lovers but be warned - the story can be summed up in a sentence.

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    susan lowes 05/01/2017
    susan lowes 05/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    Great book. Witty and insightful. Spoilt by terribke monotone reader wish I'd read it myself

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