Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty, Read by Darrell Dennis
Interconnected Short Stories from a Maine Author
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Darrell Dennis narrates Morgan Talty’s collection of interconnected short stories, Night of the Living Rez, with calculated restraint, empathy, and a sure sense of the author’s voice. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss this debut collection from Talty (Penobscot Indian Nation), a gifted young writer from Maine. Dennis voices central character David, who is Penobscot, with a convincing tone and careful cadence. The stories teeter from funny to sad, capturing the dark contours of life on the reservation, creating an isolated and insular world for listeners.