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by | Read by Barrie Kreinik

Biography & Memoir • 15.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Barrie Kreinik performs this in-depth look at the life of literary prodigy Carson McCullers (THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, published in 1940). Dearborn presents a complex portrait of McCullers, who grapples with a toxic marriage and alcoholism. As she finds herself eternally entangled in messy relationships--both romantic and platonic--she experiences physical and mental breakdowns that limit her creative output. Kreinik maintains listeners' attention through the many details of McCullers's successes and failures. Kreinik demonstrates her range with skill in both tender and tense moments. As McCullers continues her self-destructive downward spiral, Kreinik maintains a tone of empathy and compassion, never veering into snark. Kreinik's narration helps to create an empathetic perspective on McCullers, reinforcing Dearborn's compassionate view of this complicated literary figure. K.D.W. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2024]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593825389 $27.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593825396 $95.00

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