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New American stories
(CD Audiobook)

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[New York, N.Y.] : Symphony Space, Inc., p2011.
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2 sound discs (ca. 2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

A diverse selection of stories of contemporary American life and dreams lost and then found, this audio CD from the acclaimed Selected Shorts series features works from four of today's most talented authors: Sherman Alexie, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aleksandar Hemon, and Jhumpa Lahiri. A robbery and its dramatic consequences lead a Spokane Indian to rethink his entire life in Alexie's "Breaking and Entering," dynamically performed by B. D. Wong. A young Nigerian woman tackles adventure by taking a Greyhound bus to the end of the line and starting a new life in Hartford in Adichie's longing-filled story "The Thing Around Your Neck," performed by Condola Rashad. Tony winner Boyd Gaines performs Hemon's heartfelt tale "Good Living," in which a Bosnian emigrant seeks the American dream while selling magazines door to door in Chicago. Lastly, Rita Wolf gives a breathtaking performance of "Hell-Heaven," Lahiri's story of passions and tensions in a Bengali family in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from her acclaimed collection Unaccustomed Earth. This CD is sure to delight listeners while providing an opportunity for artists and audiences to connect.

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9781934033159 :, 1934033154


General Note
Compact disc.
Performed by Boyd Gaines, Rita Wolf, Condola Rashad, or B.D. Wong.
Date/Time and Place of Event
Recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hemon, A., Lahiri, J., Adichie, C. N., Alexie, S., Gaines, B., Wolf, R., Rashad, C., & Wong, B. D. (2011). New American stories. [New York, N.Y.]: Symphony Space, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Aleksandar Hemon et al.. 2011. New American Stories. [New York, N.Y.]: Symphony Space, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Aleksandar Hemon et al., New American Stories. [New York, N.Y.]: Symphony Space, Inc, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hemon, Aleksandar, et al. New American Stories. [New York, N.Y.]: Symphony Space, Inc, 2011.

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