This is a funny and poignant listen about a teenage boy named Paul who is dealing with more than his fair share of challenges: His father is dead, and he has to share a room with a grandfather slowly slipping into dementia. His grandfather is also stuck in old Italian ways that embarrass Paul, who's more interested in girls and sports than hearing about the old country. But Paul soon learns that his grandfather is even more valuable than he realizes. Performer Dino Marnika's gravelly baritone is smooth and pronounces the Italian words with ease, while an introduction by Archimede Fusillo adds a welcoming warmth.
©2001 Archimede Fusillo; (P)2002 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd. by arrangement with Penguin Books Australia Ltd
"The narrator and author are well matched as story and characterization come together flawlessly. Unexpected plot twists and down under humor make this audiobook very entertaining." (AudioFile)
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