This devastating audiobook from queer Nigerian writer and activist Ani Kayode is not always easy listening--but it's a beautifully told and poignant story. August has been running from himself his whole life, stifled by the weight of his family's expectations. Segun is an activist who is adept at hiding the trauma he carries. When they meet and fall in love at university, it changes the course of their lives. Michael Obiora's narration is intimate and intense. He creates distinct voices for both characters that reflect their different personalities. He's especially good in the most emotionally charged moments: Despair, fear, deep love, and anger all come through in his rough voice, which often breaks or catches in moments of tenderness. A remarkable debut, masterfully performed--but be prepared with tissues. L.S. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593791721 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593791738 $76.00
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