Retail pak Harper Audio 1992
CS ISBN 1559946628 $25.00 Four cassettes cassettes
Maupin uses a uniform tone in telling the story of Cadence Roth--a once-famous but now forgotten actress. His lethargic, deadpan delivery makes Cadence's cynical attitude delightfully amusing. The apathetic tone also evokes empathy from the listener as Maupin recounts Cadence's dehumanizing experiences in show business. Maupin uses this voice most effectively in the epilogue when reading the correspondence between film executives concerning Cadence's untimely death. The style exposes their false sympathy and the irony of their plans to profit from a film version of her life. Full of humor and sorrow, the novel is a thought-provoking tale of a tragic hero and a manipulative industry. M.P.T. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: MAR 93]
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