Dominic Hoffman vividly narrates the story of an old, drunken church deacon named Sportcoat who shoots a young drug dealer in the middle of a Brooklyn courtyard. Hoffman brings a multi-textured richness to each character in the novel. They are familiar and familial in their interactions. Hoffman is Irish, Italian, Hispanic, African-American, young, old, female, and male—people who all live in one concentrated area during the late 1960s. His ever-changing accents express both saint and sinner, humorous and sentimental, hateful and loving. Hoffman knows when to quicken the tempo or become biting, the way friends or enemies are at the height of frustration. The listener is humorously entertained and drawn into the neighborhood as a community member witnessing the unfolding of this unpredictable story. T.E.C. 2020 Best Audiobook, 2021 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2020]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2020
CD ISBN 9780593166970 $45.00 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN 9780593166987 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2020
DD ISBN 9780593166994 $95.00
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