On October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a gay 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming, was viciously beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die. Author Newman’s intimate reaction to this tragedy, a heartrending collection of 68 poems, is narrated by an outstanding cast. The narrators expertly carry the weight of the poems, excelling on verses that combine more than one voice. The poems present unique perspectives, including those of the fence, the moon, the road, even Matthew’s cat. Beautifully articulated, the quiet spaces in each poem add to the emotion, evoking a vast starry sky of memory and loss not soon to be forgotten. Intense, moving, and haunting—a must-listen for ages 14+. E.A.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2013 Audies Finalist, SYNC 2014 © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2012]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick 2012
CD ISBN 9781469206219 $29.99 Two CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4692-0651-6 $19.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4692-0681-3 $14.99
Library Ed. Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick 2012
CD ISBN 978-1-4692-0636-3 $54.97 Two CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781469206660 $39.97 One MP3-CDs
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