Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2017
DD ISBN 9780062669957 $18.99
Christine Hyung-Oak Lee's life becomes disjointed and fragmented when she suffers a stroke at the age of 33. She relies on her diaries to shed light on these events, and Emily Woo Zeller's timing and slightly detached tone are true to the stream-of-consciousness quality of the writing. By necessity, this time in Lee's life is repetitive as she re-learns the same things over and over about her diagnosis, treatment, and even the first page of SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE. Zeller successfully conveys Lee's feeling of being lost in time and space. But the jumps in time can be confusing as Lee recalls her courtship with her husband, self-loathing in college, postpartum depression, and divorce. At times, Zeller's performance sounds a little too enthusiastic for the trauma described, but her expressions of the flirtation and excitement of courtship are just lovely. A.B. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2018]
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