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by | Read by Guy Gunaratne

Fiction • 13.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Guy Gunaratne narrates his audiobook, which is centered on the fractured life of its Syrian protagonist, Yayha Bas. We listeners are flies on the wall as Yayha's interrogator asks him to recount the actions that brought him to the present moment. Gunaratne delivers this wending tale about a poet turned revolutionary and then prisoner in a tender voice that makes us draw near. This lyrical story draws listeners closer and closer to the heart of Yayha's many questions about the world and its injustices. Gunaratne deftly escorts us through Yayha's ruminations. From his birth, through his brief childhood, and then his experience with the conflict in Syria, Yayha's poetic story is one that fans of world literature will embrace. M.R. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2024]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593822494 $22.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593822500 $95.00

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