Listeners follow the story of a quirky and eccentric family as seen through the eyes of an unnamed boy and the journals of his father. Set in France and Spain during the second half of the twentieth century, this touching tale of deep love and growing mental illness is liberally sprinkled with rhyme. The narration by Gibson Frazier allows the rhymes to appear naturally to the listener, without emphasis or poetic intonation. His laid-back narration is the perfect match for this whimsical journey because it allows the wit and wackiness of both the story and the writing style to shine as the listener follows the journey from eccentricity to madness. The translation from the original French version appears not to have lost any of the richness of the author's writing. K.J.P. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2019]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9781508280453 $14.99
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