It Happened in Boston? (audiobook)

Introduction by Jonathan Lethem
Read by Robert Fass
10.9 hrs • 9 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Fiction
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 12/17/14
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Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 12/17/14 9781481515221
$76.00
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 12/17/14 9781481515238
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Playaway Playaway: Playaway editions are a pre loaded audio device that is half the size of deck of cards. Simply plugin headphones and listen. 
- 02/02/15 9781504606226
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Summary

First published by Random House in 1968, Russell H. Greenan’s It Happened in Boston? is the story of a brilliantly talented, unbalanced artist who strives to meet God face-to-face in order to destroy Him. It is “a magic spell of a book—phantasmagoric, lushly written, full of unforgettable characters and brilliant twists of plot,” writes Jonathan Lethem in his Introduction. With a vivid depiction of the art world and a breathtaking narrative that incorporates forgery, time travel, and murder, Greenan’s hilarious and disturbing debut novel—now an underground cult classic—is ripe for rediscovery.

Review Quotes

“Apart from its originality and complexity, it has that most exhilarating of qualities: the power to reawaken our sense of life’s possibilities.”

Anne Tyler, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Breathing Lessons

“Superbly macabre and satisfying.”

New York Times

“It has all the terror and excitement of a Hitchcock thriller.”

Boston Sunday Globe

“Greenan is a genius at macabre comedy.”

Washington Post

“This new audio production was a labor of love for narrator Robert Fass, whose work I so enjoyed in The Revisionists a few years ago. His voice is appropriately and frighteningly calm, with a detached kindness and a palpable hint of condescension toward the listener—until the frenetic plunge toward the end, where he seems to vibrate with tension.”

Locus (audio review)

“Veteran narrator Fass brings his best to his reading of this appealingly quirky first novel, which forty years after its first publication has gained cult classic status…He gives the anonymous artist a soft, respectable voice that pulls the listener gently into his increasingly irrational world.”

Publishers Weekly

“The brisk, clear narration offered by Robert Fass definitely assists the listener in this rerelease of Greenan’s 1968 novel…The main character remains anonymous, but Fass quickly establishes his persona and effectively conveys his edgy emotional state and increasingly bizarre behavior…Adventurous listeners will understand how this quirky offering and its author have gained a cult-like following.”

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