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Roots and Wings

By Carys Bray. Pearl makes a throwaway comment that leads Edna to reflect on a past holiday and the essential unknowability of other people. Read by Susan Jameson.

Roots and Wings by Carys Bray. A specially-commissioned story by the author of Sweet Home, A Song For Issy Bradley and The Museum Of You.

While painting sunflowers on the coffin she has pre-emptively bought, Edna's friend Pearl makes a throwaway comment that leads Edna to reflect on a past holiday and the essential unknowability of other people.

Carys Bray was awarded the Scott Prize for her debut short-story collection, Sweet Home. Her first novel, A Song for Issy Bradley, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and winner of the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2015. She lives in Southport with her husband and four children.

Writer: Carys Bray
Reader: Susan Jameson
Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

15 minutes

Last on

Fri 5 May 2017 15:45

Credits

Role Contributor
Writer Carys Bray
Reader Susan Jameson
Producer Jeremy Osborne

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