The Outcast

Emma Fielding reads from Sadie Jones's compelling novel about transgression and redemption.

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The River

It is 1947 and Gilbert has been home from the war for two years.

Home from prep school, Lewis's idyllic summer of bicycle rides and escapist expeditions with his beloved mother Elizabeth is about to come to a sudden and shocking end.

01* Homecomings20080317

In 1957 a 19-year-old boy is released from jail.

Twelve years earlier his father returns from the war to pick up the threads of domestic life.

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In 1957, a 19-year-old boy is released from jail.

In 1957 a 19-year-old boy is released from jail. Emma Fielding reads Sadie Jones's novel about transgression and redemption.

In 1957, a 19-year-old boy is released from jail.

Twelve years earlier his father returns from the war to pick up the threads of domestic life.

02The River2008031820140805 (BBC7)
20140806 (BBC7)

It is 1947 and Lewis's idyllic summer is about to come to a sudden and shocking end.

It is 1947 and, home from prep school, Lewis's idyllic summer is set to come to a sudden and shocking end. Read by Emma Fielding.

The River

It is 1947 and Gilbert has been home from the war for two years.

Home from prep school, Lewis's idyllic summer of bicycle rides and escapist expeditions with his beloved mother Elizabeth is about to come to a sudden and shocking end.

03* The Introduction.20080319

Five months after witnessing his mother's drowning, Lewis is still raw with grief when Gilbert suggests he come up to London to meet the woman he has asked to become his second wife.

03The Introduction2008031920140806 (BBC7)
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Five months after witnessing his mother's drowning, Lewis is still raw with grief when Gilbert suggests he come up to London to meet the woman he has asked to become his second wife.

Gilbert asks Lewis to meet the woman he has asked to be his second wife.

Lewis is still raw with grief when Gilbert asks him to meet the woman he has asked to be his second wife. Read by Emma Fielding.

04Soho2008032020140807 (BBC7)
20140808 (BBC7)

Home again for the holidays, in a house where he is unwelcome, Lewis finds his anger and hurt hard to control.

An explosive moment ends in flight.

Unwelcome at home, Lewis finds his anger and hurt hard to control. An explosive moment ends in flight. Read by Emma Fielding.

Unwelcome at home, Lewis finds his anger and hurt hard to control.

05* Desecration20080321

Increasingly alone and at odds with his world, Lewis is driven to a dramatic and decisive gesture of despair.

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Increasingly alone, self-loathing Lewis makes a dramatic gesture of despair.

Increasingly alone and at odds with the world, self-loathing Lewis makes a dramatic gesture of despair. Read by Emma Fielding.

Increasingly alone and at odds with his world, Lewis is driven to a dramatic and decisive gesture of despair.

06* Rehabilitation20080324

After two years, 19-year-old Lewis is home from prison.

Can Waterford accept him again?

06Rehabilitation2008032420140811 (BBC7)
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After two years in prison, 19-year-old Lewis is home and keen to make amends.

After two years in prison, 19-year-old Lewis is home and keen to make amends, but what will his father do? Read by Emma Fielding.

After two years, 19-year-old Lewis is home from prison.

Can Waterford accept him again?

07* Sunday20080325

Any hopes of a brave new beginning for Lewis have already been dashed.

Tensions at home are mounting and only Kit and Tamsin, in their different ways, want to listen.

07Sunday2008032520140812 (BBC7)
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Any hopes of a brave new beginning for Lewis have been dashed.

Any hopes of a brave new beginning for Lewis have been dashed. Tensions at home are mounting. Read by Emma Fielding.

Any hopes of a brave new beginning for Lewis have already been dashed.

Tensions at home are mounting and only Kit and Tamsin, in their different ways, want to listen.

08* Temptation20080326

As Lewis tries to work out what Tamsin wants, their relationship reaches a crisis.

Realising the danger Lewis is in, Kit comes up with a bold but dangerous plan to provide him with an alibi.

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As Lewis tries to work out what Tamsin wants, their relationship reaches a crisis.

As Lewis struggles to work out exactly what Tamsin wants, their relationship reaches a crisis. Read by Emma Fielding.

Realising the danger Lewis is in, Kit comes up with a bold but dangerous plan to provide him with an alibi.

09* Revelations20080327

Fleeing from her father, Kit confronts Lewis and they both learn the other's dark secret.

Spurred on by what he has witnessed, Lewis finds a reason to live.

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Fleeing from her brutal father, Kit confronts Lewis and they both learn the other's dark secret. Read by Emma Fielding.

Fleeing from her father, Kit confronts Lewis and they both learn the other's dark secret.

Spurred on by what he has witnessed, Lewis finds a reason to live.

10 LAST* Resolution20080328

Lewis has fled his home and hidden in the woods for two days, working out a plan to save Kit from further brutality.

As he waits and watches, he knows what he must do.

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Lewis has hidden in the woods for two days, determined to save Kit from further brutality.

Lewis has hidden in the woods for two days, determined to save Kit from further brutality. Concluded by Emma Fielding.

Lewis has fled his home and hidden in the woods for two days, working out a plan to save Kit from further brutality.

As he waits and watches, he knows what he must do.