The Apartment on Calle Uruguay

Books on Tape. Apr. 2022. 6:19 hrs. ISBN 9780593612484. $57. F
Lazar’s (Vengeance) latest recounts the disconnected feelings of Christopher Bell, an American who emigrated from Israel as a child, and Ana Ramirez, a journalist exiled from her homeland of Venezuela. Unsettled and unmoored in New York City after the loss of his former girlfriend, Christopher retreats to the woods of upstate New York. There, he meets Ana, an exiled Venezuelan journalist, who carries her own burdens and eventually moves to Mexico City to be with her family. A complicated romance arises between the two, revealing histories that they have long tried to suppress. At the heart of this tale is the question, How do you make a new life when your previous notions of home and self have been lost? Narrator Peter Ganam ably handles the complex and lyrical text, carrying the story forward. This audio may be challenging for some listeners, however, as the many characters introduced at the beginning can be difficult to track.
VERDICT A solid audio that will find traction in large public libraries.
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