By Elke Schmitter, translated by Carol Janeway Brown and abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams.
Read by Stella Gonet.Margaret, Mrs Sartoris of the story, lives in a small German town where she is still haunted by the failure of a long-ago love affair.
Phillip left her to marry into his own class.
On the rebound she has married the gloomy Ernst, which means taking in his mother as well.
She dreams of the past.
Then she meets Michael and another relationship starts up.
A walk in the woods with Michael.
Making plans that will change their lives.
A forsaken woman drives home.
Daughter is in trouble, mother will act.