Dressing Up for the Carnival
- A Collection of Stories
- Narrated by: Gabrielle deCuir, Jean Smart, Stephanie Beacham, Janet Fontaine, Judith Cummings, Amanda Karr, Karessa McElheny, Stefan Rudnicki
- Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Categories: Literature & Fiction, Anthologies & Short Stories
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Carol Shields has a knack for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary and nowhere more than in this luminous collection, which distills all her elegance, wisdom, and humor into short stories that are more like concise novels. Throughout these stories runs Shields' preoccupation with identity - as in the title story, a compacted day in the life of the world, in which a procession of characters try on new selves. Yet these stories and their quiet epiphanies reflect all the contrasts of human existence...from the bittersweet sexuality of "Eros" to the wicked skewering of pompous academic conversation in "The Next Best Kiss". Playful, graceful, acute yet tender, Dressing Up for the Carnival is Carol Shields at her most accomplished and appealing.
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- Larry Cornies
Production values need attention
Shields’ wonderful fiction and vivid storytelling come alive through some fine performances here. Would that the same attention had been given to the audio production values, which were extremely uneven.