If You Want to Make God Laugh: A Novel Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
From the author of the beloved Hum If You Don't Know the Words comes a rich, unforgettable story of three unique women in post-Apartheid South Africa who are brought together in their darkest time and discover the ways that love can transcend the strictest of boundaries.
In a squatter camp on the outskirts of Johannesburg, 17-year-old Zodwa lives in desperate poverty, under the shadowy threat of a civil war and a growing AIDS epidemic. Eight months pregnant, Zodwa carefully guards secrets that jeopardize her life.
Across the country, wealthy socialite Ruth appears to have everything her heart desires, but it's what she can't have that leads to her breakdown. Meanwhile, in Zaire, a disgraced former nun, Delilah, grapples with a past that refuses to stay buried. When these personal crises send both middle-aged women back to their rural hometown to heal, the discovery of an abandoned newborn baby upends everything, challenging their lifelong beliefs about race, motherhood, and the power of the past.
As the mystery surrounding the infant grows, the complicated lives of Zodwa, Ruth, and Delilah become inextricably linked. What follows is a mesmerizing look at family and identity that asks: How far will the human heart go to protect itself and the ones it loves?
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|Listening Length||12 hours and 39 minutes|
|Narrator||Bianca Amato, Katharine Lee McEwan, Bahni Turpin|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||16 July 2019|
|Best Sellers Rank||
79,159 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
702 in Coming of Age Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
1,441 in Family Life Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
2,921 in Literary Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
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A narrativa é fluida e envolvente, mesmo nos momentos mais dramáticos, a autora conseguiu trabalhá-los de uma forma tocante, mas ao mesmo tempo leve. Eu não sei explicar bem esse processo de escrita da Bianca Marais, só sei que me encantou tanto, que irei comprar o outro livro dela.
Simplesmente apaixonante!!!! Vale a pena ler.
Marais brings it all together in the only way this story could possibly be told.
Thank you for such a wonderful read.