The joy, pain, confusion, and wonder of adolescence are exquisitely rendered in this captivating novel, which has been given a terrific performance by the talented Michael Crouch. Crouch perfectly channels the tonal characteristics and unmoored enthusiasm of William, a young man whose life is in disarray. His mother is dead, his father has vanished, and he's living with an understanding uncle who may have a gambling addiction. As William navigates the often mystifying world of relationships and societal rules, he shares his story with us in the form of a semi-alphabetical glossary: absence, bugling uncle, courage, sardines à la ketchup, sleeping on the floor. The entries, so thoughtfully rendered by Crouch, transport the listener as they reveal William's life and innate wisdom. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2018]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9780525643449 $15.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2018
DD ISBN 9780525643456 $57.00
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