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From the Publisher:
First published nearly a quarter-century ago and one of the very few short-story collections to win the PEN/Faulkner Award, this is American fiction at its most vital – each narrative a masterpiece of sustained power and seemingly effortless literary grace. Two New York attorneys newly flush with wealth embark on a dissolute tour of Italy; an ambitious young screenwriter unexpectedly discovers the true meaning of art and glory; a rider, far off in the fields, is involved in an horrific accident – night is falling, and she must face her destiny alone.
These stories confirm James Salter as one of the finest writers of our time.
My recording experience:
I only recorded one story in this collection which also includes work by five other veteran narrators: Edoardo Ballerini, LJ Ganser, David Ledoux, Joe Barrett, and Gabra Zackman. I’m honored to be included in such a list of talented artists. What I love about recording older titles such as this is that you get to work with a writing style that may not be current, but that has a great deal of merit. My story was imagistic, which is challenging because it’s easy to get lost in the imagery and lose the throughline and action. Hopefully I found the right balance!
Listening to a sample here: