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Heft by Liz   Moore
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Sep 28, 12

bookshelves: 2012-audiobooks, audiobook, ll12
Read in September, 2012

Arthur Opp is a former professor, housebound now because of his weight and his feelings about it, is brought back to life, so to speak, when a former student contacts him out of the blue after years of silence. Suddenly Arthur comes alive, hires a housekeeper, starts paying attention to his eating habits, all in the hopes of a reunion with this student. It was always platonic and yet it was not. But on her side all is not well. She desperately wants him to help her high school aged son get into college because she knows time is running out. Kel, her son, has one thing on his mind, baseball, and isn't interested in paying attention to his drunk of a mother. But as things degenerate for his mother, Kel is forced to look at his past and present, short as they are and look to his future which stretches out long before him. Keith Szcarabaka (sp?) and Kirby Heybourne (sp?) read the novel and both do a phenomenal job of conveying the emotions and ages of the characters. The book is fascinating because of the things that don't happen as well as for the things that do. But Moore has drawn such three dimensional characters that I could feel each step that was taken, whether physical or metaphorical.
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