Narrator Haaz Sleiman's voice is consistently gentle and sad, yet he also finds the biting humor in this wonderful memoir. Gzar's story is a fascinating journey that takes listeners to the Middle East, Japan, and, ultimately, the Midwest U.S. Facing constant oppression is his native Iraq for his homosexuality, Gzar, intellectual and curious, seeks a life elsewhere, eventually traveling to the West Coast. In Seattle, Gzar looks for Morise, a man he met in Iraq who gave him instructions to find him there once he arrived. Sleiman performs Gzar's memoir with a vulnerability that is electrifying, drawing the listener ever deeper. The result is an emotional experience of triumph, loss, and heartbreak. S.P.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2021]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2021
CD ISBN 978-1-7135-5221-5 $34.99 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-7135-5222-2 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-7135-5223-9 $42.99
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