Narrator Lesley Harcourt annihilates the line between narrator and author with a performance that completely embodies the author's nuanced, frightening, often funny, and deeply personal memoir. After her mother tries to commit suicide by leaping from a bridge, Louise Beech, a prolific novelist, is compelled to examine her childhood through state care records and conversations with her siblings and relatives as she continues to care for her mother. Harcourt believably portrays the author's episodes of terror while she simultaneously struggles with beguiling memory gaps carved by trauma and neglect. The author's page-turning pacing combined with Harcourt's emotional delivery makes it nearly impossible to press pause on this gem of a memoir, which often feels like a suspense-filled thriller. J.T. 2023 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2023]
Trade Ed. Bolinda Audio 2022
CD ISBN 9781038606389 $39.99 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781038606525 $29.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $30.54
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