"Bernadette Dunne delivers a complex performance, rich in subtlety and innuendo, in this winner of the 2006 National Book Award for fiction. Mark Schluter rolls his truck one winter night, off an absolutely straight road in Nebraska. Why? A cryptic note is found near his bed. Was there a witness to the accident? Dunne makes listeners ache as Mark attempts to recover after severe brain trauma. Mark thinks Karin, his sister, is an imposter, and Dunne makes Karin's confusion and frustration palpable. Dunne is as effective reflecting overwhelming strain as she is delivering images of endlessly flat landscapes or acres of noisy dancing cranes. Dunne reveals all of the sweetness and devastation in this beautifully written emotional puzzle of a novel. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, AudioFile Best Audiobook of 2007 (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"