Narrator Karen Chilton gives a riveting performance in this genre-defying masterpiece. Vern, a young Black woman, escapes the religious compound where she was raised and gives birth to twins. In the outside world, she encounters monsters within and outside herself that raise questions about her past and the legacy of American violence. Solomon's prose is lush and alive; Chilton treats every word with care. She voices Vern with a raw honesty that is sometimes painful, full of suffering, ferocity, and loneliness. But she gives equal weight to moments of sensual delight and sharp humor. Her ability to capture the wild freedom and real fear of Vern's young children is particularly impressive. The echoes of Chilton's haunting and beautiful narration will reverberate long after this powerful audiobook is over. L.S. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2021]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2021
CD ISBN 9781250804396 $50.99 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9781250804402 $26.99
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