Russo’s middle-aged protagonist, Griffin, confronts his parents' failed marriage, his own troubled marriage, and his unattained ambitions. He never again achieves the joy inherent in his early childhood recollections of summers on Cape Cod. Recounting his parents' academic lives, fraught with intellectual snobbery and combative bickering, Griffin, a screenwriter turned English professor, never ceases to be baffled by their pretentious superiority. Arthur Morey grasps Russo's moments of cynical despair as well as the story’s hilarity. His calculated narration develops distinct characters through artful and well-defined emotional pathos. His approach deftly captures Russo's depiction of life's ironies and comedy. A.W. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2009]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2009
DD ISBN 9780739318935 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2009
DD ISBN 9781415966259 $76.00
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