Today’s Pick: Mr. Loverman: A Novel, by Bernardine Evaristo

Barrington Jedidiah Walker is 74 and leads a double life. Born and bred in Antigua, he’s lived in Hackney, London, for years. A flamboyant character with a fondness for William Shakespeare, Barrington is a husband, father, grandfather – and also secretly gay.

His deeply religious and disappointed wife, Carmel, thinks he sleeps with other women. When their marriage goes into meltdown, Barrington wants to divorce Carmel and live with Morris, but after a lifetime of fear and deception, will he manage to break away?

Written by: Bernardine Evaristo
Narrated by: Robin MilesRon Butler
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
Published by Blackstone Audio