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TALES OF TWO PLANETS Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World

by | Read by Paul Boehmer, David DeSantos, Peter Ganim, Almarie Guerra, Kim Mai Guest, Deepti Gupta, Dominic Hoffman, Sonya Macari, Sunil Malhotra, Jorjeana Marie, Bahni Turpin, Roy Vongtama, John Freeman

Contemporary Culture • 9.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

John Freeman, formerly the editor of GRANTA, welcomes listeners to a collection of curated short works on climate change and economic inequality. The work tours a global economic divide that shows the poorest being hit hardest by climate change. Among Freeman's stops: Sierra Leone, where Bahni Turpin narrates with amusement and admiration as an escaped chimpanzee gains hero status; Bangkok, where Deepti Gupta describes the picturesque real estate pitches that entice well-to-do residents to live above the pollution; and Burundi, where Dominick Hoffman brings a personal note to Gael Faye's recollections of the Hutu-Tutsi war. Fiction is included, such as Sayaka Murata's "Survival," a vision of a future Japan that classifies residents by their likelihood of long life spans, narrated in a melancholy tone by Kim Mai Guest. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2020]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9780593168745 $20.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2020

DD ISBN 9780593168752 $76.00

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