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The Island Child

Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
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Twenty years ago, Oona left the island of Inis for the very first time. A wind-blasted rock of fishing boats and turf fires, where girls stayed in their homes until they became mothers, the island was a gift for some, a prison for others. Oona was barely more than a girl, but she promised herself she would leave the tall tales behind and never return.

The Island Child tells two stories: of the girl who grew up watching births and betrayals, storms and secrets, and of the adult desperate to find a second chance, only to discover she can never completely escape. As the strands of Oona's life come together, in blood and marriage and motherhood, she must accept the price we pay when we love what is never truly ours....

Rich, haunting, and rooted in Irish folklore, The Island Child is a spellbinding debut novel about identity and motherhood, freedom and fate, and the healing power of stories.

©2020 Molly Aitken (P)2020 Canongate Books Ltd
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Fantastic!

The best book I’ve listened to in a really long time! It keeps you completely submersed in rich characters and free-flowing story. Feels like getting tossed around in a rough Irish sea. Would recommend to anyone!