Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2007
CD ISBN 978-1-4001-0543-4 $39.99 Twelve CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4001-5543-9 $29.99 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $20.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2007
CD ISBN 978-1-4001-3543-1 $79.99 Twelve CDs
There is such a thing as too much introspection, but a perceptive reading by Todd McClaren keeps this sensitive novel from wallowing in pain and self-pity. Hewitt Pearce, the protagonist of Lent's third compelling investigation into relationships and family, broods over a love lost nearly twenty years earlier. A chance occurrence, meeting Jessica, a young woman traveling around in an old VW, gives him the opportunity to redeem himself, help another, and find inner peace. Lent makes blacksmithing, baling hay, and smoking marijuana as much a part of Vermont as maple syrup, and McLaren's narration heightens the sexual tension between Jessica and Hewitt. The writing feels overwrought at times, but McClaren's down-to-earth performance makes this worthwhile listening. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]
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