Library Ed. Recorded Books 2015
CD ISBN 9781470372071 $102.75 Thirteen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781501902826 $49.75 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781470372095 $92.00
This final novel by Ivan Doig, an iconic author of the American Northwest, has received the star treatment it deserves in David Aaron Baker's empathetic and imaginative narration. Instead of mourning Doig's 2015 death, we have one more chance to celebrate his unique writer's voice while hearing the marvelous adventure of 11-year-old Donal on a Greyhound bus in 1951. He's been living with his grandmother, a Montana ranch cook, but when she needs an operation, he's shipped "off east" to an unknown great-aunt. Soon, Donny and the aunt's not-quite-husband have escaped to ride the road together. Baker channels Doig's humor, kindness, and wisdom, and treats us to an unforgettable panoply of characters, including cowboys, crooks, hobos, canasta-playing ladies, plus Donny and his 70-something German pal. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFIle Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2018]
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