London-born narrator Steve West effortlessly mixes tones of mystery, uncertain memory, sophistication, and innocence in Ondaatje’s latest novel. The story features a 14-year-old boy whose parents suddenly disappear from his life when they take jobs in faraway Singapore after WWII, leaving him and his older sister in the care of some suspect but otherwise caring characters. Soon the boy finds himself getting a quick back-street and back-canal education in dog racing and other unsavory vocations while desperately trying to reconnect with his mother and finally discovering what she did during the war. A wholly original listening experience. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2018 Best Audiobook © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2018]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2018
CD ISBN 9780525627517 $40.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9780525627524 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2018
CD ISBN 9780525627531 $40.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9780525627548 $85.50
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