The Umbrella-Mender

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Beatrice Harraden

Narrated By: Cathy Dobson

Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks

Date: December 2016

Duration: 0 hours 38 minutes

Summary:

Beatrice Harraden (1864-1936) was a British writer and suffragette.

"The Umbrella-Mender" is a disturbing tale about an eccentric man who runs a repair shop for umbrellas. One evening he is surprised by a knock at the door. Outside is a man who tells the umbrella-mender that his son is on his death-bed and wishes to see his father. The umbrella-mender sets off at once with the stranger. In the course of their conversation on the journey, the stranger explains that he himself has murdered the umbrella-mender's son. The tension between the two men and the need for revenge, atonement and closure forms the rest of the story and the story has multiple twists and surprises.

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