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by | Read by Nancy Wu

Science Fiction • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

This amalgamation of short stories, poems, and other genres defies categorization. Nancy Wu's performance follows suit, bringing a masterful versatility that marks each chapter with its own uniqueness. The collection opens with "Variations on a Theme from Turandot," in which a young slave slowly alters the narrative of the opera she acts in each night. The work that follows,"Jenny's House," involves a child who brings a malevolent ball of slime to show-and-tell. "Transitional Chords" shows the otherworldly events that can occur when two students bond through music. "The Scrape of Tooth and Bone" combines robotics with fossil hunting. The stories feature children, abuse survivors, neurodivergent people, and queer folks. Wu's committed performances help each find their power and agency. A.A.H. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2024]

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2023

CD ISBN 9781705067246 $94.75 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9798212410663 $41.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781705067321 $24.99

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