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A Sweet Obscurity

Narrated by: Patrick Gale
Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
4 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)
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Summary

Bittersweet and startling, A Sweet Obscurity is a novel of childhood, love and the consequences of how lives are lived. 

Since her mother's death, nine-year-old Dido has been living with her eccentric aunt, acting as peacekeeper between Eliza, her estranged husband, Giles, and his girlfriend. They are each cruelly burdened in different ways. Chance draws them down to Cornwall, where a country idyll offers to lighten their urban cares. Eliza falls in love with local farmer Pearce, an event that causes the four adults to reassess their lives, with some painful and unforeseen consequences for adults and child alike. 

©2003 Patrick Gale (P)2018 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic reviews

"Intriguing and impressive. A memorable study of a child forced cruelly, even tragically, to grow up too soon." (Sunday Times)

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