• Fruit of the Lemon

  • By: Andrea Levy
  • Narrated by: Ayesha Antoine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
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Fruit of the Lemon

By: Andrea Levy
Narrated by: Ayesha Antoine
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The third and most ambitious novel from this unique and acclaimed writer, Fruit of the Lemon establishes Andrea Levy alongside Arundhati Roy and Meera Syal in the first rank of British fiction.

Faith Jackson fixes herself up with a great job in TV and the perfect flatshare. But neither is that perfect—and nor are her relations with her overbearing, though always loving, family. Furious and perplexed when her parents announce their intention to retire back home to Jamaica, Faith makes her own journey there, where she is immediately welcomed by Aunt Coral, keeper of a rich cargo of family history. Through the weave of her aunt's storytelling, a cast of characters unfolds, stretching back to Cuba and Panama, Harlem and Scotland, a story that passes through London and sweeps through continents.

©1999 Andrea Levy (P)1999 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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  • Jordan Small
  • 11-24-22

The Complexities of Growing Up Jamaican

Andrea Levy really is one of Britain's best writers. She covers often complex Black Jamaican history and family psychology in such a readable way. Two of her acclaimed books have been adapted by the BBC and I wish this one was too. Ayesha Antoine is a Superb reader and brings so much life to the book. Excellent must listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-02-22

Wonderful

Settle down to be entertained..wonderful, warm and funny.... the narrator was excellent.
All the characters were endearing, absolutely loved Aunt Violet!
Enjoy...