Trade Ed. Bolinda Audio 2004
CS ISBN 1740305760 $32.00 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 1740308808 $40.00 Five CDs
The status quo of Poet's Rise Estates is interrupted by the appearance of gypsies. Their exotic presence rocks the Dover neighborhood, and teenager Frankie is ashamed and angry that his mother is a leader in the campaign to push the gypsies out. Fascinated by the stories of their neighbor who married a gypsy, Frankie is infatuated with the quiet, artistic gypsy, Emilia. Richard Aspel gives a solid performance from Frankie's point of view as a teenager who has recognized flaws in his parent. While the story touches on such universal themes as prejudice, love, and family dynamics, it may be too dull for some listeners despite the narrator's efforts. J.M.S. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 04]
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