The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan, Read by Essie Davis
A Powerhouse Performance
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Essie Davis delivers a powerhouse performance of Richard Flanagan’s climate change novel, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss the Man Booker Prize-winner’s self-described “rising scream” of a novel about human-wrought ecological havoc. The story chronicles the struggle of three adult siblings facing their mother’s mortality while the countryside burns and the oceans heat around them. Davis grabs hold of the listener, commanding attention with a rich, beautifully modulated voice and a ferocious delivery.
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