Author Steven Rowley brings humor, whimsy, and heart to his narration of his charming novel about a transformative summer. Patrick is a middle-aged gay man and retired actor who has retreated from the world to avoid facing his fears and past heartbreaks. When his sister-in-law dies and his brother checks himself into rehab, it falls upon him to look after his niece and nephew for the summer. Rowley infuses his voice with all of Patrick's coy humor and self-indulgence, and breathes life into his dramatic asides and over-the-top monologues. But he's equally good at modulating his voice during Patrick's most tender and vulnerable moments. Quick pacing and a clear delivery make this the perfect beach read: a lighthearted but moving story about grief and forgiveness. L.S. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2021]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9780593347522 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2021
DD ISBN 9780593347539 $85.50
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