Torian Brackett's skillful narration fully embodies the family at the center of this moving audiobook. Escoffery's short stories include issues of identity and survival, as well as difficult family relationships. Trelawny is the child of Jamaican parents who fled the violence there and went to Miami in the 1970s. Upon moving to the Midwest for college, he experiences culture shock; then when he returns to Florida, he finds he's seen as overeducated. Throughout, disasters such as Hurricane Andrew and the 2008 recession amplify the fractured family's struggles. Brackett's performance captures Trelawny's family members and his wry, clear-eyed humor as he navigates questionable employment opportunities. Brackett voices the complexities of the characters perfectly. S.P.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2022]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9781250868824 $19.99
Library Ed. Macmillan Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9781250896988 $69.99
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