Jim Crace's Whitbread Prize-winning novel, abridged by Pat McLoughlin, read by Sara Kestelman.
``There were five of them - not in a group, but strung out along the road where earlier that morning the caravan of uncles had passed by.
Three men, a woman and, too far behind for anyone to guess its gender, a fifth''.Musa has been left to die by the caves where Jesus has come to spend his 40 days in the wilderness. Read by Sara Kestelman.
Musa makes an unexpected recovery. Could it be something to do with his mysterious nocturnal visitation? Read by Sara Kestelman.
Unaffected by his seemingly miraculous recovery, Musa resumes his mercenary ways and abuse of his wife. Read by Sara Kestelman.
Unscrupulous Musa begins to extort money and possessions from the cave visitors, who meekly concede. Read by Sara Kestelman.