David Sadzin's performance of this classic 1912 novel is evocative, even poetic. He creates a serious and persuasive portrayal of its tortured protagonist. Telling the unnamed man's story in the first person, he re-creates the character's intimate and intelligent tone and catches the cadence of his self-conscious yet assured voice. The listener follows the trajectory of the man, whose journey starts in boyhood, when he lives with his Black mother, rarely seeing his white father. A talented musician, he goes to New York City, where he pursues the life of a white man, marrying a white woman and having fair-skinned children. Race, race relations, and the complex story of a "negro" man passing for white provide the sociological underpinnings of this short but compelling audiobook. A.D.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2021]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9781713592952 $25.19
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