Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2013
DD ISBN 978-0698147966 $29.95
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2013
CD ISBN 978-1-4906-0228-8 $77.75 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 978-0-6981-4796-6 $44.95
John O'Hara's portrait of the social life of a small town in the early 1930s is given fresh life in this reading by Christian Camargo. O'Hara's novel traces the destruction of Julian English, a Cadillac dealer in Gibbsville, Pennsylvania, over the course of three days at Christmas. A hard-drinking member of the country club set, Julian commits a series of social gaffes, first throwing a drink in the face of a man who has lent him a notable amount of money and later fighting a disabled war veteran. Camargo's narration is well suited to the rapid, clipped dialogue, and his subtly enhances the tension as we see Julian self-destruct. A notable novel gets a powerful reintroduction. S.N.M. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2014]
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