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Actress Blythe Danner brings all of her experience and training to make this classic Cheever story come to life. Her enunciation, with just a tinge of a classic Southern accent, raises the enjoyment level and helps the listener better engage emotionally with the trials and tribulations of the story's aspiring playwright. Danner's rhythmic intonations and her rendition of the poetic alliterations enhance the beautifully structured sentences from this master storyteller. This is a perfect pairing of two artists, both at the top of their games.

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Here is one of twelve magnificent stories, originally part of The John Cheever Audio Collection, in which John Cheever celebrates – with unequaled grace and tenderness – the deepest feelings we have.

As Cheever writes in his preface, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

Listen to more classic short stories in The John Cheever Audio Collection.
©1978 John Cheever; (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers

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