Dion Graham's haunting narration reveals the heartbreaking costs paid by soldiers who experience the horror of trench warfare. Alfa is a "Chocolat," a Senegalese man fighting for the French in WWI alongside his childhood friend, Mademba. When Mademba dies under impossibly painful circumstances, Graham channels Alfa's enormous grief and subsequent descent into madness as every day he sneaks across enemy lines, kills a German soldier, and returns with a macabre trophy. With anguish and driving momentum, Graham immerses listeners in Alfa's unraveling mind, illuminating both the tenderness of cherished memories and his desperation to find a foothold in reality. This is a gut-punch of an audiobook, made all the more affecting by Graham's intense and emotionally resonant delivery. S.A.H. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2021]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2020
CD ISBN 9781713556152 $34.99 Three CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781713556169 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $10.49
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