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by | Read by Jesse Burns

Fiction • 12.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

Jesse Berns reads this first-rate and funny novel with the voice of an unsophisticated teenager who possesses the mind of a learned philosopher. On the way to his senior prom, Monroe Anderson discovers his 11-year-old sister floating face down in the family swimming pool. His fully clothed dive to rescue her may be too late. While the family awaits the medical outcome--Mother holding prayer meetings, Father drinking more and more alcohol, and the public looking upon the comatose teenager as a messenger from God--Berns relays Monroe's sardonic and clever descriptions of life as he sees it in the very voice that Monroe himself probably owns. J.P. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 06]



Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2005

CS ISBN 1415924619 $81.00 • Eight cassettes

CD ISBN 1415924627 $99.00 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN $27.97

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