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Selected Shorts: American Classics

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  • Seller:Audible, Inc. (US)
  • Sales Rank:16,234
  • Format:Unabridged
  • Language:English (Unknown)
  • Media:Audible Audio Edition
  • Running Time:13500 Minutes
  • Publication Date:April 1, 2010
  • ASIN:B003F236H4
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Synopsis

A compilation of classic tales by great American writers performed by terrific actors, with a lineup including Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award winners, and PEN Award winners.

  • Amy Tan's "Rules of the Game", performed by Freda Foh Shen. A strict Chinese mother bedevils her chess prodigy daughter.
  • Donald Barthelme's "Game", performed by David Strathairn. Playing cosmic chicken in a nuclear bunker.
  • Eudora Welty's "Why I Live at the P.O.", performed by Stockard Channing. Hilarious story of an independent young woman striking out on her own.
  • Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat" performed by René Auberjonois. Terrifyingly delicious Poe masterpiece.
  • Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" performed by Christine Baranski. Sly, creepy tale of a teenage girl's seduction by a dangerous drifter.
  • John Sayles' "At the Anarchists' Convention", performed by Jerry Stiller. Laugh-out-loud classic.
  • Alice Walker's "Everyday Use", performed by Carmen de Lavallade. Siblings disagree about a precious piece of their family heritage.
  • John Cheever's "Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor", performed by Malachy McCourt. A high-rise elevator operator is overwhelmed by his riders' holiday generosity.

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