Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2011
CD ISBN 9780307879172 $35.00 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9780307879189 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2011
CD ISBN 9780307879196 $35.00 Eight CDs
Author Deborah Rodriguez (KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL) returns to Afghanistan, this time stepping into fiction. Switching from beauty school to coffee shop, she brings current-day Kabul into focus from the viewpoint of proprietor Sunny and her customers. Sunny befriends a British reporter and an American philanthropist, questions her attachment to the men in her life, and takes in a kidnapped young woman from the mountains. The realities of war-torn Afghanistan are both the backdrop and essence of Sunny’s world. Mozhan Marno’s voice carries authenticity as she differentiates the local speech of tailor Rashif, gentle Yasmina, landlady Halagan, and son Ahmet. Marno’s cosmopolitan side shines as the brash American, Candace, and the steely Brit, Isabel. With brisk pacing, Marno leads the listener through the intricacies of Afghan life and the dramas of Sunny’s coffee-shop family. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2011]
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