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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Rebecca Lowman

Fiction • 11.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Set in New York City and French Polynesia in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, this mesmerizing audiobook is flawlessly narrated by Rebecca Lowman. Pia is the 15-year-old daughter of Stephen, a cardiologist at a New York City hospital, and Natalie, a marine biologist. Hoping to attend high school in person, Pia relocates from the island where Natalie is conducting research to the posh New York City apartment of her father and his pregnant second wife, Kate. Lowman's flexible, emotive delivery and steady pace settle listeners into this contemplative story exploring medicine, environmental devastation, colonialism, family dynamics, and the impact of privilege during the pandemic. Lowman relays complex scientific and medical concepts with ease, and her impeccable French pronunciation adds authenticity to Natalie's island life. M.J. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2024]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593824764 $22.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593824771 $85.50

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