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by | Read by Geraldine Hughes

Fiction • 10.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

McCann's latest is a series of stories linked sometimes haphazardly, each shaped by a life-changing transit between North America and Ireland. The author sets up an interesting relationship between a visit from Frederick Douglass, still technically a runaway slave, to his Irish publisher in the 1840s and the conditions of the Irish poor of the same period, which shocked even Douglass. Geraldine Hughes's light Belfast accent will enchant any who relish regional speech (boot rhymes with foot). Her performance is nicely calibrated, however, to give the flavor of McCann's Northern Irish voices without being impenetrable to North American ears, and she shapes her various characters with delicacy and precision. The book's structure makes pacing a problem, but that's in no way the fault of this lovely narration. B.G. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2013]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 9780307878007 $40.00 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN 9780307878014 $20.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2013

CD ISBN 9780307878021 $40.00 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN 9780307878038 $85.50

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