Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9780525499084 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2018
DD ISBN 9780525499091 $95.00
Cassandra Campbell delivers a stunning narration of this thoughtful novel set in the early 1960s and spanning North Carolina and Nigeria. Tacker is a young architect returning to his hometown in Winston-Salem after working in Nigeria. As he courts Kate, who is in pursuit of her identity after the sudden death of her parents, he experiences emerging discomfort with his white privilege. Campbell's delivery of Tacker and Kate's profound conversations is magnificent; both voices are softly Southern but so distinctive that this listener sometimes believed there were two narrators. A young African-American who works for Tacker becomes enmeshed in the Civil Rights movement, and Campbell deftly delivers both his natural voice and the careful tone he uses with white people. Her portrayal of Nigerian characters is gently melodic and respectful. N.M.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2018]
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