Monday, 24 December 2007

Literary Listen

Finished December 21
The Maytrees by Annie Dillard, performed by David Rasche
This short novel (5 CDs) looks at the Maytree family and their friends. Toby Maytree, a thirty-year-old writer of poetry, falls for Lou Bigelow, just out of college. Their courtship is brief and they spend as much time as possible in a shack on the beach among other artists and writers. Their son Pete is their only child and is often looked after by the Bohemian Deary, who looks after children for many of the Provincetown folk. As Pete grows up, and Lou and Toby's relationship has its highs and lows, we see how they fit into the nature that surrounds them. Lou particularly fascinated me, with her creativity, freedom and beauty that she doesn't recognize in herself.

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