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by | Read by Jonathan Lethem

Fiction • 6.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

Hearing Lethem giving his characters the exact amount of quirkiness he intends is a delight. And his characters are definitely quirky. Against a background of failed sexual encounters we hear about a kangaroo rescued from the zoo and set up in a bath tub, a conceptual artist who organizes a pseudo complaint phone line, a party given by an armpit-sniffer that's not really a party, complete with non-food and a silent band going through the motions. However, the party-goers eat the food, the unknown band is heard and noticed, and an obscure complainer with a knack for the quick phrase is pushed to the spotlight. This is a Los Angeles few listeners would have imagined. R.R. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 07]



Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2007

CD ISBN 9780739314944 $29.95 • Five CDs

DD ISBN $20.97


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2007

CS ISBN 9781415939291 $60.00 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 9781415935880 $80.00 • Five CDs

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