Library Ed. Books on Tape 2004
CS ISBN 0736697454 $72.00 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 1736698701 $90.00/ $17.95(R) Ten CDs
When Gerry dies of a brain tumor, his young wife goes into the depths of grief. As her friends and family try to help, the mail suddenly brings a letter, prepared by Gerry before he died. There's no mention on the cover that the story takes place in Ireland, and Bernadette Dunne begins the story with no noticeable accent. Soon, however, the listener notices that she is omitting the final "g" from all the participles. At first, it sounds like slang, but later on the setting is revealed, necessitating a whole shift in one's orientation to the narration. One would have liked a word on the book cover to situate the story. J.P. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 04]
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