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THE AMALGAMATION POLKA

by | Read by Michael Emerson

Fiction • 11.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Wright squeezes nearly every feature of the nineteenth-century novel into this fat sausage of a book. Narrator Michael Emerson would be commended if he had merely gotten through it all without stumbling, but his flawless, controlled delivery becomes the thread for this rambunctious tale of a boy growing up with abolitionist parents and slave-owning grandparents. A pirate in upstate New York? This story has one. North and South, politics and war vie together in this story, and Wright's allusive and heavily alliterative style may not be every listener's cup of tea. But once Emerson's steady delivery carries one through the early chapters, Wright's recreation of the moral controversy over slavery in the years leading up to the Civil War is compelling. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Recorded Books • 2006

CS ISBN 1419375784 $44.95 • Nine cassettes

CD ISBN 9781415971684 $39.99 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN $27.99

 

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2006

CS ISBN 1419375776 $79.75 • Nine cassettes

CD ISBN 9781419375798 $119.75 • Ten CDs

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