Philida (MP3 CD)
André Brink, one of South Africa's greatest novelists, gives us his most powerful novel yet: the truly unforgettable story of a woman bound by slavery, and her fierce determination to survive and to be free.
About the Author
Andre Brink is one of South Africa's most distinguished writers. His books include An Instant in the Wind and Rumours of Rain, both of which were short-listed for the Man Booker Prize.
Carla Mercer-Meyer, an "AudioFile" Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator, has a strong musical theater background, and her performances include "Into the Woods", "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown", and many other theatrical productions.
"[Philida] traces the lacerating trajectory of the sins of parents, parents scars like open wounds on their children's bodies. There is an astonishing frankness about the facts of life and a visionary lyricism in relation to these cruel facts. The 'Acknowledgements' section details the genesis of the novel. In its way, it is as thrilling as the book itself. Extraordinary." ---Kirkus Starred Review