eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.75 hours)
Product Number: Z100018596
Released: Mar 01, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792741787
Narrator/s: Elizabeth Nunez
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Trinidad-born Justin Peters is a Harvard-educated literature professor whose focus on the works of "Dead White Men" receives little professional respect at the public Brooklyn college where he teaches. But whatever troubles he might have at work are eclipsed when he realizes his wife, Sally, is no longer certain about their life together. Once a poet, now a teacher and nearly forty, Harlem-born Sally wants something more. If Sally and Justin's union is to survive (along with four-year-old daughter Giselle), both must face the crippling echoes of their own pasts before those memories forever cloud and alter their future.

Author(s): Elizabeth Nunez
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2006

Professional reviews

"Sally Peters's unhappiness with the state of her life and her need to find more meaning in living cause her husband to examine his own attitudes toward marriage. Their search for a way to accommodate each other leads them both into their pasts. Elizabeth Nunez reads her own prose. Her colorful West Indies accent overcomes the locale of the book, which is set in Brooklyn, but the tenor of the story is lost in the sameness of the word sounds. Although the novel is exquisitely written, one would better appreciate hearing it with more vocal variety in the setting of scene and pace. J.P. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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