Library Ed. Recorded Books 2006
CS ISBN 1419390597 $89.75 Ten cassettes
CD ISBN 1419390619 $119.75 Ten CDs
Former literature professor Paul Trilby has slipped several rungs in the ladder of life, now toiling as a technical writer in a bureaucratic haze for the State of Texas and living in a run-down apartment on the bad side of town. His mundane life is unfortunately enlivened by bothersome appearances from a dead but demanding cat, and a series of bizarre encounters that no one else seems to notice. Adam Grupper provides a straight read for the narrative and for the voice of Trilby, enveloping the main character in a sea of cynical mediocrity. His collection of twangs for the other characters provides color, if not Texas authenticity. Grupper's delivery is a good match for Hynes's dark humor. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]
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