A stellar trio of narrators delivers the alternating viewpoints in this superb contemporary debut by YA fantasy author Sabaa Tahir. Abuse, alcohol consumption, and drug use are major parts of this story, along with grief and loss. Narrator Kamran R. Khan portrays 18-year-old Salahudin, whose vulnerability and poet's soul shine as he tries to handle his father's drinking and debts and his own tangled relationship with his best friend, Noor. Kausar Mohammed portrays 18-year-old Noor. At 6, Noor lost her family and almost lost her life in an earthquake. She was rescued by an uncle who is exacting a terrible price. Narrator Deepti Gupta's deep voice expresses the mature personality of Misbah, Salahudin's mother. As the story shifts in time, listeners hear her perspectives as a young adult and as a mature woman who is caring for her son and adoptive daughter. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2022]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2022
DD ISBN 9780593502228 $27.50
Library Ed. Listening Library 2022
DD ISBN 9780593502235 $69.00
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