CD - unabridged
Audio (12 discs)
Product Number: CF127
Released: Mar 29, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419327391
Narrator/s: Sisi Aisha Johnson
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Departures, from Adrienne Bellamy, has been compared to such classics as The Women of Brewster Place. This novel is the tale of 10-year-old Amber, whose mother has all but abandoned her and her sisters in an effort to find a man to curl up with at night. Despite her abusive home situation, Amber still has other role models in her Philadelphia neighborhood. Reba, Shelia, and Lucy are three women who try to do their best for Amber, while figuring out their own relationships and desires.

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Author(s): Adrienne Bellamy
Narrator(s): Sisi Aisha Johnson
Product Number Z09975
Released: Sep 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490660738

Professional reviews

"This colorful and turbulent coming-of-age novel takes place in a dystopic African-American community located in Philadelphia just before the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. The story is told solely through the eyes of a 10-year-old girl. Sisi Aisha Johnson does a marvelous job with narration, but the child's voice quickly becomes grating and tedious. Johnson's repertoire of characters is an imaginatively complex interpretation of the child's mimicry of the people around her. Perhaps the way to appreciate this audiobook is to listen to it in small segments, or to simply accept the child's cloying whine as an authentic portrayal. P.R. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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