Library Ed. Books on Tape 2003
CS ISBN 0736694676 $56.00 Four cassettes
As the prospect of his thirtieth college reunion approaches, Charles remembers his relationship with a dancer named Julia. He remembers the young man he was and the mistakes he made, or could have made, or did make. Set in the present and the past and without markers to tell which is which, the story doesn't flow. One constantly wonders if it is now or then. Scott Brick does not assist the author in his narration, for Brick's mental image is not controlled or driven by the writer's story, but by the way Brick wants it to sound. Somewhat like a radio announcer, he places emphasis on a word because he likes the sound of the word, and one must try hard to keep the plot in one's head. J.P.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 04]