The Migration By Helen Marshall

  • Narrated by: Alison Deon, Marilla Wex
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Release date: 03-05-19

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“A dark fable that somehow feels both timeless and urgently topical. The Migration is heart-wringing and powerful, but over and above that, it’s just vivid and immersive and enthralling throughout.” (M.R. Carey, author of The Girl with All the Gifts)

When I was younger, I didn’t know a thing about death. I thought it meant stillness, a body gone limp. A marionette with its strings cut. Death was like a long vacation – a going away. Not this.

Storms and flooding are worsening around the world, and a mysterious immune disorder has begun to afflict the young. Sophie Perella is about to begin her senior year of high school in Toronto when her little sister, Kira, is diagnosed. Their parents’ marriage falters under the strain, and Sophie’s mother takes the girls to Oxford, England, to live with their Aunt Irene. 

An Oxford University professor and historical epidemiologist obsessed with relics of the Black Death, Irene works with a center that specializes in treating people with the illness. She is a friend to Sophie and offers a window into a strange and ancient history of human plague and recovery. Sophie just wants to understand what’s happening now; but as mortality rates climb and reports emerge of bodily tremors in the deceased, it becomes clear there is nothing normal about this condition – and that the dead aren’t staying dead.

File Size:
271.5 MB


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