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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Alfre Woodard

Fiction • 6 hrs. • Abridged • © 1981

Retired industrialist Valerian Street and his wife, Margaret, live comfortably in their glorious house on a perfect Caribbean island. A black servant couple who has worked for them for many years continues to care for them and is adept at keeping family secrets. All that changes when the catalytic intrusion of a strange black man opens Pandora's box. Alfre Woodard, an elegant and profound performer, transforms herself from black servant to cultivated white businessman. Her insightful portrayal of Valerian's unstable wife reveals the horrible truth about the woman's shortcomings. Woodard moves into saucy uptown mode as she introduces the listener to Jadine, the successful and beautiful model living in the Street home. Morrison's diversified character spectrum is bold and intense. Woodard's stamina and performance capability deliver all the emotion and interpersonal insights of Morrison's powerful story. B.J.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 04]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2003

CS ISBN 073930741X $25.95 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 073930271X $29.95 • Five CDs

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