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Nora Webster

Episode 3: A Rage That She Could Not Control

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

From the author of Brooklyn, a powerful and truthful portrayal of one woman's journey through grief, and towards hope.

It is the 1960s and Nora Webster is living with her two young sons in a small town on the east coast of Ireland. The love of her life, Maurice, has just died and so she must work out how to forge a new life for herself, dealing not only with the endless procession of visitors, her well-meaning relatives, but also her grieving children.

Today: Struggling with a rage she cannot control, Nora prepares to return to work.

Reader: Brid Brennan
Writer: Colm Toibin was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of six novels including The Blackwater Lightship and The Master, both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and Brooklyn which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Costa Novel Award, plus an earlier collection of stories, Mothers and Sons.
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett. Show less

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