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EMPRESS OF THE SPLENDID SEASON

by | Read by Rita Moreno

Literary Fiction • 6 hrs. • Abridged • © 1999

In a luminous story, Oscar Hijuelos creates the life of Lydia Espana and her family in New York City in the mid-1960's. Rita Moreno perfectly portrays the beautiful Cuban who left her pre-Castro home after conflicts with her proud father, only to replay similar family struggles with her children in their new land of opportunity. Moreno infuses the pace--really, the BEAT--of Lydia's life with a sensual rhythm that highlights all the eloquent detail of the writing. A joy to listen to, Moreno inhabits each character with deft understanding. With Lydia herself, Moreno projects the complex dignity and strength of the story's soul. An entrancing listening choice. R.F.W. © AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 99]

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Formats

Retail pak • Harper Audio • 1999

CS ISBN 0694520349 $25.00 • Four cassettes

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