Author/narrator Mohsin Hamid's voice is pleasing and clear. His restrained narration works well for this audiobook. The plot device is straightforward: A white man named Anders wakes one morning with brown skin. Hamid's uninflected voice lets this Kafkaesque story unfold without melodrama. When Anders's transformation is repeated by more and more people--even his pale lover, Ooma--they become unrecognized objects of prejudice. The community reacts with outrage: Violence comes from a racist group called "pale-skinned militants." This allegorical fiction is invigorated by Anders's and Ooma's close relationship with each other and their families. The novel is both a reflection and a warning. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2022]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593584699 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593584705 $47.50
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