Retail pak Harper Audio 1996
CS ISBN 0694517968 $18.00 Two cassettes
Based on the author's New York Times essays, these touching and life-affirming memoirs of a young musician coming to grips with her childhood sexual trauma are elevated by fine writing, dignity, insight and a heroic refusal to slip into self-pity. It teaches, not only about abuse, but about art and the life of the aspiring pianist. In this abridgment, the author not only reads, but also plays selections of Beethoven, Dvorak, Schuman and Scriabin that clarify and amplify the prose. Thus, the tape becomes something more than the book. Though Cutting plays better than she reads, her voice is authentic and personal in a way that no professional narrator could manage. Y.R. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN 97]
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