Lisa Flanagan uses a calm tone and pace to deliver this gripping story about African immigrants in Berlin, Germany. The audiobook focuses on Richard, a retired widower and classics professor who discovers a group of African refugees staging a hunger strike. He begins an inquiry that transforms his life--and theirs. When Richard visits the immigrants at their shelter, he discovers an existence he never imagined. The exceptional story benefits from Flanagan's soft, almost ethereal, voice, particularly during Richard's dialogue with the Africans, whose harrowing lives he must reconcile with his own preconceptions. Flanagan's delivery is ideal, and her style is perfect for dialogue that, while often disconcerting, reveals the commonality of human existence. D.J.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2020]
Digital Download New Directions 2019
DD ISBN $19.95
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