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by | Read by Eleanor Bron

Fiction • 7.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2001

Zoe Cunningham is a young woman faced with unfamiliar challenges. Her mother ventures off to a new life as a newlywed, and Zoe enjoys her own financial and social benefits as a result. When unexpected tragedy befalls her mother and stepfather, Zoe has to grow up quickly. Eleanor Bron gives an accurate reading of this novel--she remains quiet, polite, and calm. The novel itself, while well wrought, is somewhat overwrought. Every detail, no matter how repetitive or self-serving for the narrator, is offered. Though sad and true, the story itself stays dreary, stagnant, and colorless. Bron's performance makes the best of a novel that could have been a moving short story. L.B.F. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 02]



Book pak • BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers • 2001

CS ISBN 0754006905 $54.95 • Six cassettes

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