A quartet of narrators excels in delivering these linked stories, which chronicle the years since Nixon's 1972 visit to China. Their deliveries of these immersive and clever works match just the right voices, cadences, and tones to the stories. Annie Q, who performs the title story, has a youthful, almost tinny sound when she retells the story of a Chinese girl, now in heaven, who decades ago met the former president, now in hell. Eunice Wong captures the long-suffering mom whose family is coming apart in "Detective Dog." The fine Catherine Ho inhabits the bittersweet voice of "Amaryllis." Justin Chien is spot-on in conveying the moral ambiguities of "Rothko, Rothko." This is a rewarding listening experience. A.D.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2022]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593551349 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593551356 $66.50
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