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by | Read by Suzanne Toren

Fiction • 7.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

Suzanne Toren is an experienced narrator, one of the AUDIOFILE's Golden Voices, who confidently takes the listener into this complicated family drama about a girl in provincial France in the early 1900s. Listeners hear the ups and downs of Maud's early years with an absent father and a negligent mother. In dreamy tones, Toren creates sympathy for the young Maud, who tries to escape an arranged marriage that the family orchestrates to recoup their finances. Toren's style is steady, like a river of words, sweeping listeners along the story of Maud's unhappiness and her family's destruction at the hands of her dilettante brother. Fans of the French writer Marguerite Duras will be delighted to hear her first novel finally translated into English. M.R. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2021]

Trade Ed. • HighBridge Audio • 2021

CD ISBN 9781696603683 $29.99 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 9781696603676 $17.49

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