Left alone by her mother’s sudden death in a savage future where life is ruled by fear and memory and humans feel powerless to affect their fate, Kira is a different breed, an artist who expresses her vision in colored thread on cloth. Such a gift, however, matters little to the general populace, scrabbling as they must to survive in a hostile physical world, particularly when the artist is imperfect, as Kira is, with her twisted leg and hobbled walk. Katherine Borowitz delivers an unimpassioned, measured reading, a superb match for the dispassionate tone of Lowry’s novel. Her voice softens and glimmers with emotion only when the text rests solidly within Kira’s thoughts, or when she remembers her dead mother’s loving tones. The solemnity and mystery of the novel are frequently relieved, however, by the charming impulsivity and crude Fen dialect of the waif, Matt, which Borowitz flawlessly captures. T.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 01]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2000
DD ISBN 9780739379806 $14.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2000
CD ISBN 9780739335635 $45.00 Five CDs
DD ISBN 9780739330906 $38.25
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