A trio of gifted narrators performs this debut novel told from alternating points of view. After her mother, Su Lan, dies, Liya returns to China, the homeland she left as a toddler, and uncovers truths about her parents and her own past. Karen Huie, Francois Chau, and Emily Woo Zeller voice the elderly Zhu Wen, Su Lan's former neighbor in China; Yongzong, Liya's father, who went missing during her birth; and the thoroughly American Liya. All the narrators imbue the characters with personality and bring them to life. Their performances play well together, each engaging the listener. Huie's quiet, expressive style, Chau's mild manner, and Zeller's versatility ensure that each of their protagonists comes to the forefront of her chapters. A beautiful production. A.L.S.M. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2020]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780062988348 $26.99
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