Retail pak Harper Audio 2001
CS ISBN 0694526614 $25.95 Four cassettes
This earthy story fictionalizes the author's colorful parents, young Mexican immigrants living on their wits in Depression-era America. His lush, romantic vision of their precarious existence is interpreted by Daphne Rubin-Vega, who distinguished herself on Broadway in the musical RENT. She does not distinguish herself here. She sounds like a young teenager who has shouted herself hoarse before coming to the studio. She reads as expressively as her limited vocal range allows, but without skill. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 02]
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