Amanda Carlin brings a fresh and compassionate voice to this new narration of Russo's first novel. The titular down-on-its-luck town in upstate New York and its colorful inhabitants spring to life: Harry, the owner of the local diner, who knows everyone's business and has a soft spot for the town's oft-victimized mentally disabled man, Wild Bill; the hapless Dallas and his alienated teenaged son; and the cousins Anne and Diana, who are both in love with the same man. With subtle changes in her pleasant voice Carlin registers the hopefulness and also the thinly veiled despair of the characters with both irony and tenderness. D.G.P. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2019]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9781984838735 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2019
DD ISBN 9781984838742 $95.00
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