A child receives the body of Saint Lucia of Syracuse for her seventh birthday. A rebelling angel rewrites the Book of Judgement to protect the woman he loves. A young woman discovers the lost manuscript of Jane Austen written on the inside of her skin. A 747 populated by a dying pantheon makes the extraordinary journey to the beginning of the universe.
Lyrical and tender, quirky and cutting, Helen Marshall’s exceptional debut collection weaves the fantastic and the horrific alongside the touchingly human in fifteen modern parables about history, memory, and cost of creating art.
What didn’t you like about Chiquito Joaquim Crasto’s performance?
The heavy accented, baritone voice just didn't mesh well with the stories. He did a great job with female voices, but the narration parts were lacking in inflection and emotion.
Any additional comments?
Each story had a very unique and imaginative premise, but they lacked something essential I couldn't quite place my finger on. Maybe I didn't fully believe in the choices of the characters. A 7 year-old willing to feel her skin burning for an undisclosed period of time just out of love for her mother? Perhaps it would be better read than listened to.
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