With a rich literary tone and an encyclopedic feel for detail, Daniel Mason offers a kaleidoscope of ideas, voices, and images in this career-spanning collection of nine short stories read by six narrators. The author's fascination with themes and styles of the nineteenth century figures prominently in stories such as the examination of bare-knuckle fighting in "Death of the Pugilist," read by Michael Crouch; the surreal look at a woman balloonist in "On the Cause of Winds and Waves, Etc." read by newcomer Susannah Jones; and the ghostly "On Growing Ferns and Other Plants in Glass Cases, in the Midst of the Smoke of London," read by the British Lucy Rayner. Intelligent, darkly intense, and powerful listening. B.P. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2020]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2020
DD ISBN 978-1-4789-9901-0 $25.98
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