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by | Read by Simon Vance

Fiction • 6 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

To "take back his life until he could give it away on an acceptable basis," a retired historian begins to write a novel about WWI, thus triggering reflections of his life, several wars, his late wife, and the meaning of existence. Within this framework, Peter Pouncey, a distinguished academic essaying fiction for the first time in his long career, crafts a compact work of eloquent simplicity, gentle humor, grace, and depth. Narrator Simon Vance plays none of these values, choosing instead to affect a pseudo-poetic declamation that has nothing to do with what he is reading. Y.R. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]



Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2005

CS ISBN 1415921121 $36.00 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN 1415921628 $45.00 • Six CDs

DD ISBN $20.97

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