L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón, Read by Frankie Corzo
High Drama and Hidden Secrets
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Narrator Frankie Corzo’s lovely smooth voice eloquently depicts the mostly female characters in María Amparo Escandón’s novel, L.A. Weather. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss her skill with the high drama, emotional undertow, and cultural complexity of the story set in 2016. It is centered on the inner lives of the Alvarados, a disintegrating Mexican American family in fictional Rancho Verde, where there’s a severe drought. Secrets are concealed and revealed in this intricately plotted novel.
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