Narrator Cynthia Farrell becomes young Elena of Piedra Negra, Cuba. The aspiring poet from the country dreams of something other than making the firewater that is her family's business. Farrell captures the dreamy possibilities of the postrevolutionary period, which is contrasted with the ugly reality of everyone spying on their neighbors. Farrell deftly handles the occasional Spanish words peppered throughout the story, giving the listening experience a musical quality. Fans of world literature will sink into this listening experience as Elena transforms from a country girl to a poet in the city. M.R. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2019]
Trade Ed. Dreamscape 2019
CD ISBN 9781974967674 $59.99 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781974967711 $29.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $34.99
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