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by | Read by Gerry O'Brien

Fiction • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Harrowing, evocative, and timely, this 2023 Booker Prize winner takes listeners on a deep dive into what happens when a democracy devolves into totalitarianism. Set in Dublin, the story begins when Eilish Stack finds officers from the secret police at her door, looking for her husband. An undefined-- yet clearly political--emergency is happening, and all the rules pertaining to individual rights are changing. Larry, a trade unionist at the front lines of activism, is a target. O'Brien captures the tension, fear, and uncertainty as Eilish, and those around her, struggle to keep their families safe. O'Brien serves as the messenger for the query Lynch poses: Since this can happen anywhere, how would you respond? Listeners will find themselves thinking about this question long after the story ends. K.S.M. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2024]

Trade Ed. • Bolinda Audio • 2024

CD ISBN 978-1-0386-6172-2 $39.99 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-0386-6173-9 $29.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $19.09

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