Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 1994
CS ISBN 0745127002 $54.95 Six cassettes
Provocative and disturbing, Truman Capote's first published novel is a meditation on how fate can debase youthful expectations. Joel Knox seeks his long-absent father and his own future, but nothing turns out as planned. Joel's desolate, ugly world is brilliantly presented through Whitman's throaty voice. His vocal characterizations present various ages, social backgrounds and sexual identities. Even during narrative sections Whitman evokes the personalities of the characters. This adds cogency to the vivid descriptions. With masterful insight Peter Whitman captures Capote's murky intensity and his great talent. D.J. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: APR 95]
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