Telex from Cuba
Rachel Kushner, , read by Lloyd James. . Tantor Audio, $34.99 ( , unabridged, 11 CDs, 13 hrs., $34.99 ISBN p) ISBN 978-1-4001-0834-3
This stunning debut novel tells a truly inspired and unforgettable tale of two young children, Everly and K.C., who live and work on a sugar farm in Cuba during an uprising led by the Castro brothers. Filled with rich imagery, loathsome characters and unyielding passion, Kushner’s plot and prose are refreshing and original. Lloyd James’s spirited reading captures every aspect of Kushner’s story; he can easily tug at listeners’ heartstrings and guide them on a remarkable journey. James reads with wisdom and confidence, never second-guessing his delivery or interpretation of the work.
Reviewed on: 12/22/2008