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An atypical coming-of-age tale, Prodigal deftly reconsiders everything we think we know about the nature of trust, death, and what we do to each other in the name of love. Contains mature themes.

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Meet the hapless Jeremy: a man in his late '50s, he scrapes together a living in Paris by writing soft-core pornography under the saucy guise of "Nathalie Cray".

When his all-but-estranged sister tells him their father is on his deathbed, Jeremy reluctantly travels back to his parental home in the depths of the English countryside. Confronted with a life that he had always been eager to escape, his return marks the start of an emotionally fraught journey into the family's checkered past. The journey takes him back to the unexpected death of his mother in a provincial Greek hospital years earlier and, further back, to the moment at which the Eldritch family fell apart. It's a journey composed of revelations, of secrets disclosed and not disclosed, and of something that might, or might not, be reconciliation . . .

An atypical coming-of-age tale, Prodigal deftly reconsiders everything we think we know about the nature of trust, death, and what we do to each other in the name of love.

Contains mature themes.

"Davies sensitively depicts Rachel's frustration and bitterness, as well as Jeremy's loneliness and unease. He beautifully conveys the audiobook's evocative language and seamlessly guides listeners through multiple flashbacks involving the parents' troubled relationship, Jeremy's relocation to Paris and dissatisfaction with his career as a writer of erotica, and Rachel's failed marriage. " ---AudioFile

Prodigal

Author Charles Lambert

Narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies

Publication date Feb 18, 2020

Running time 11 hrs 13 min

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