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by | Read by Dennis Boutsikaris

Fiction • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2003

Anita Shreve returns to New England for another look into the lives of men and women in the early twentieth century. Nicholas Van Tassel is writing his memoir of a life centered around Etna Bliss, a woman whose love remained elusive even after their marriage many years earlier. Dennis Boutsikaris is masterful as the voice of Professor Van Tassel, portraying the character as he is: insecure, arrogant, and blindly devoted all at once. Like the heroine in Shreve's Fortune's Rocks, Etna is a woman oppressed by the times in which she lives; these restrictions inevitably lead to conflict and bewilderment. Shreve writes with masterful description and is capable of taking the listener back in time. L.B.F. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 03]



Retail pak • Time Warner AudioBooks • 2003

CS ISBN 158621490X $32.98 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 1586214918 $42.98 • Nine CDs

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