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by | Read by Simon Vance

Fiction • 6 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

To "take back his life until he could give it away on an acceptable basis," a retired historian begins to write a novel about WWI, thus triggering reflections of his life, several wars, his late wife, and the meaning of existence. Within this framework, Peter Pouncey, a distinguished academic essaying fiction for the first time in his long career, crafts a compact work of eloquent simplicity, gentle humor, grace, and depth. Narrator Simon Vance plays none of these values, choosing instead to affect a pseudo-poetic declamation that has nothing to do with what he is reading. Y.R. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]



Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2005

CD ISBN 0739321080 $29.95 • Six CDs

DD ISBN $20.97

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