Where Women Are Kings

  • by Christie Watson
  • Narrated by Adjoa Andoh
  • 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Elijah, seven years old, is covered in scars and has a history of disruptive behaviour. His adoptive mother Nikki believes that she and her husband Obi are strong enough to accept his difficulties - and that being white will not affect her ability to raise a black son.
Elijah's birth mother Deborah loves her son like the world has never known. Elijah thinks it's his fault they can't be together. Each of them faces more challenges than they could have dreamed, but just as Elijah starts to settle in, a shocking event rocks their fragile peace and the result is devastating.
From the Costa Prize-winning author of Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, this wonderful new novel is read by Adjoa Andoh, the award-winning voice of novels by Dorothy Koomson and Alexander McCall Smith.

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What the Critics Say

"Funny, heartbreaking and utterly real: the characters lodge in your imagination long after you finish the book" (Costa Award judging panel on Tiny Sunbirds Far Away)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Incredibly emotional and real

This novel is so incredibly real and moving. The emotions and portrayal of the individuals affected are so convincing I cried with them. I think Christie Watson may be my new favourite.
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- kelly lorraine atkinson

Beautiful & Poignant

One of the most beautiful stories I've listened to in a very long time! Couldn't stop listening.
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- Moriam Bartlett

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-10-2013
  • Publisher: Quercus