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by | Read by Kimberly Edwards Fukei

Literary Fiction • 20 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1994

Edwards-Fukei's lilting German-accented English is the redeeming feature of this interminable unabridged version of Hegi's novel about a small German town in the decades following WWI. Taking its cue from THE TIN DRUM, Hegi's novel presents twentieth-century German history through the eyes of a dwarf, Trude, whose differences are the focus for viewing all those who don't belong in a society where belonging is everything. The novel's pace is slow, the decades seeming to drift by on the clock of real time. Hegi's depictions of small-town German life are detailed and meticulous and quite fine, but are best experienced in abridged form. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 02]



Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2009

CS ISBN 978-0-7927-2433-9 $129.95 • Sixteen cassettes

CD ISBN 978-0-7927-6200-3 $129.95 • Sixteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7927-2767-5 $74.95 • Two MP3-CDs

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