Narrator Susan Bennett offers a moving performance of this multilayered story of two women whose lives are affected by a New Deal art mural. In 1940, Anna, a young artist from New Jersey, faces hostility from the townspeople in Edenton, North Carolina, when she is hired to paint the post office mural. In 2018, Morgan, who is just out of prison, uncovers disturbing details and sinister events while restoring the long missing, now decaying mural. Portraying Morgan, Bennett’s voice has a tone of artistic sensitivity. When Anna’s life spirals out of control, she adds feverish intensity. For the locals, Bennett superbly delivers a languid Southern drawl. Overall, Bennett adds an exciting dimension to a gripping story of racism, madness, murder, and even romance. J.E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2021 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2019]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2020
CD ISBN 9781250259929 $39.99 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN 9781250259912 $26.99
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