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BLOCK SEVENTEEN

by | Read by Natalie Naudus

Fiction • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Natalie Naudus brings thoughtful gravitas to the narration of Kimiko Guthrie's debut, which depicts the collective trauma that the Japanese internment camps of WWII inflicted throughout generations of Japanese-Americans. Akiko "Jane" Thompson is at the center of this story, which alternates between the camps and present-day California. Jane has disconnected from her Japanese heritage, but when her life begins to disintegrate, she realizes she must confront the legacy of the camps if she is to heal. Naudus skillfully navigates between the novel's two time periods, employing a low, bleak tone to describe the camps and heightened emotionality when communicating Jane's increasing instability. Her characterizations are authentic and believable, and her ability to capture this novel's unsettling atmosphere sets this audiobook apart. S.A.H. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2020]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2020

CD ISBN 9781982676353 $34.95 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781982676360 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781982676407 $19.95

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2020

CD ISBN 9781982676346 $90.00 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN 9781982676391 $47.95

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