A book punctuated with footnotes, interview snippets, and sprinklings of “evidence” may not seem at first like a good audio candidate. However, L.J. Ganser’s rendition of this novel doesn’t attempt to evade its complexity. When John Wade’s political life implodes after the revelation of his role in Vietnam War atrocities, he and his wife seek solitude in the woods. Kathy’s subsequent disappearance provides the backdrop for a thorough examination of Wade’s life—from his early longing for his father’s love to his obsession with Kathy, from magic tricks to massacres. Ganser seldom misses a beat, even with frequent refrains and unusual authorial choices. The novel raises more questions than it answers, but the questions are good ones. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2012]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2011
CD ISBN 9781455851577 $19.99 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4558-5165-2 $19.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Brilliance Audio 2012
CD ISBN 9781455851614 $59.97 Eight CDs
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