In this tour de force, author and narrator Claire-Louise Bennett presents language with such precision that the listener is astounded at the power of the spoken word. In a town in southwest England, a young woman who works as a supermarket cashier on Checkout 19 reads relentlessly, absorbing literature as she keenly observes the world around her. Bennett expertly delivers the teen's internal musings as she makes up stories to bring to her teacher, Mr. Burton. In one story, Bennett brings to life a protagonist named Tarquin Superbus, who searches his library for the one sentence he is told contains "everything." The listener steps inside Bennett's mind as she finds the similarities between books and life in this stunning and original performance. D.H.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2022]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593555651 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593555668 $66.50
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