He learns about competition and jealousy, anger and desire. But it's a picture he finds in a file -- a picture of a girl with half a face -- that truly connects him with the real world: its suffering, its injustice, and what he can do to fight.
Reminiscent of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" in the intensity and purity of its voice, this extraordinary novel is a love story, a legal drama, and a celebration of the music each of us hears inside.
©2009 Francisco Stork; (P)2009 Listening Library
Story that listens as well as it reads. I'd read a few years back when it came out. Still as beautiful via audio. (I felt like the reader nailed Marcelo's tone.) Highly recommend if you like stories with beaucoups heart and don't mind a slower narrative pace.
Marcelo in the real world is an incredible book with many great lessons about life and love. I taught this to my high school English class. The actor/reader, however, is a bit anemic and slow--too much so for the students. We ended up reading it aloud.
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