Sounding playfully snarky and lushly sardonic, narrator Kirsten Potter has a wonderful time giving voice to one of the premiere gothic horror writers of the twentieth century's funniest and strangest endeavors. Published in 1958, this apocalyptic comedy of manners (think P.G. Wodehouse meets "The Twilight Zone") is sweet, creepy, and tangled with satirical pokes at everything from Henry James to the Cold War. It all starts when an addled heiress wanders out to her formal garden and returns with a ghastly prophecy--the world is going to end SOON. As the extended family and friends hoard, backstab, plot, and scheme, Potter has a fine time sounding haughty. Dion Graham delivers a short foreword by Victor LaValle. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2022]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9780593555224 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2021
DD ISBN 9780593555231 $66.50
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