Frank Bois is 43 years old and 43 inches tall, but his yearnings are as wide and deep as the night sky he contemplates from his rooftop in Cork, Ireland. The Dork of Cork is his story, a fictional autobiography that captures the emotions of the listener from its provocative opening line to its surprising, but touching, ending. With intelligence and vision that rise far above his diminutive size, Frank shares his engaging meditations on beauty: in the stars, in lovely and unattainable women, and even in mathematics.
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"The book is excellent and the reader abundantly talented. But somehow this production loses much of its effectiveness due to poor chemistry between the written work and the vocal performance. Raymo's fictional autobiography of Frank Bois depicts a man's intense quest to appreciate the beauty of his own dwarfism. The work is intricate with tones and insights ranging from sublime poetry to bitter irony. However, Donnelly's wistful, gentle voice is unrelentingly melodic and undermines the character's complexity. The result is disappointing. What could have been a multidimensional listening experience comes through as verbose and convoluted. Listeners miss many of the book's subtleties. J.S.G. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"
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