Beyond the Door of No Return (MP3 CD)

Beyond the Door of No Return By David Diop, Dion Graham (Read by), Mark Bramhall (Read by) Cover Image
By David Diop, Dion Graham (Read by), Mark Bramhall (Read by)
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"Stunningly realized . . . Exquisite . . . A spellbinding novel about the high price of betrayal―of others, and oneself." ―Maaza Mengiste, author of The Shadow King, shortlisted for the Booker Prize

One of the Los Angeles Times's most anticipated books of the fall

The thrilling and deeply moving new novel by David Diop, winner of the International Booker Prize.

Paris, 1806. The renowned botanist Michel Adanson lies on his deathbed, the masterwork to which he dedicated his life still incomplete. As he expires, the last word to escape his lips is a woman's name: Maram.

The key to this mysterious woman's identity is Adanson's unpublished memoir of the years he spent in Senegal, concealed in a secret compartment in a chest of drawers. Therein lies a story as fantastical as it is tragic: Maram, it turns out, is none other than the fabled revenant. A young woman of noble birth from the kingdom of Waalo, Maram was sold into slavery but managed to escape from the Island of Gor e―a major embarkation point of the transatlantic slave trade―to a small village hidden in the forest. While on a research expedition in West Africa as a young man, Adanson hears the story of the revenant and becomes obsessed with finding her. Accompanied by his guide, he ventures deep into the Senegalese bush on a journey that reveals not only the savagery of the French colonial occupation but also the unlikely transports of the human heart.

Written with sensitivity and narrative flair, David Diop's Beyond the Door of No Return is a love story like few others. Drawing on the richness and lyricism of Senegal's oral traditions, Diop has constructed a historical epic of the highest order.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781491554548
ISBN-10: 1491554541
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: September 19th, 2023
Language: English