Narrated By: Kristin Atherton, Clifford Samuel, Sam Woolf, Vivienne Acheampong, Daisy Badger, Damian Gildea, Simone Kirby
Duration: 3 hours and 35 minutes
What to expect
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As she walks out of her marriage, a woman remembers the day her husband rescued a boy from drowning.
A blind man on his wedding day celebrates the pursuit of love.
And a young man leaves prison with only one desire - to see his son again.
Kit de Waal's characters light up the page in vivid stories of thwarted desire, love and loss. With power and precision, humanity and insight, Supporting Cast captures the extraordinary moments in our ordinary lives, and the darkness and the joy of the everyday.
© Kit de Waal 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020
Short stories, Modern and contemporary fiction
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Stunning. What an experience, the brightest and most beautiful break in the clouds. Kit is in utter command of language and story here, and wields them like no other writer
Kit de Waal has written? a book that is absolutely right for the summer of 2020 . . . This is a book you could read on a journey, on a beach, in a single sitting between dinner and bedtime. And afterwards feel more connected to the world... It's a treat for her many existing fans - but new readers can very much start here
Written with such beauty
Tender and heart-breaking
Stories of everyday lives that will resonate and move you utterly
Devastatingly emotional. De Waal's storytelling gives us the poetry and sorrow of life itself
An emotionally sure-handed novel exploring harrowing terrain with deft sensitivity
Kit has the most marvellous gift of getting to the marrow of her characters and this collection of vignettes from the lives of her characters, peripheral, and not so peripheral, is a magnificent study of humanity in all its various sorrows. Her writing is exquisite, not a word is wasted and the stories are beautiful in their simplicity and truth
The unforgettable story of a boy struggling to belong. Heartbreaking and uplifting - just read it
It's so good. Full of Kit's trademark humanity. I can feel my heart grow with every word
Superb. [The characters] blaze into richly imagined lives full of loss, love, abandonment and heartfelt hope