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Chasing Sophea
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Recorded Books, Inc. 2014
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Unabridged
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Acclaimed author Gabrielle Pina delivers a moving tale that reveals the soothing potential of family love to heal life's deepest hurts. Michael's wife Dahlia seems to have it all-a successful career, a devoted husband, and a loving daughter. But something sinister troubles her tortured mind. When Michael discovers her eccentric mortician father and the other bizarre characters on the plantation of her estranged family, he becomes convinced that Dahlia's past hides the key to her unstable present. "Pina . delivers strong characters and an intricate plot."-Booklist
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Street Date:
04/01/2014
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781490629216
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gabrielle Pina. (2014). Chasing Sophea. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gabrielle Pina. 2014. Chasing Sophea. Recorded Books, Inc.

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Gabrielle Pina, Chasing Sophea. Recorded Books, Inc, 2014.

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Gabrielle Pina. Chasing Sophea. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc, 2014.

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      • content: Dahlia Chang's husband, Michael, resolves to uncover his wife's past, which he is sure is what is making her just a little bit crazy. Gabrielle Pina has written an African-American comedy of manners that is chock full of unforgettable eccentric characters. Whether she is portraying a black psychiatrist who idolizes Margaret Thatcher; the story's black middle-class heroine; her frustrated husband, who is tired of being tired; or the octogenarian black Southern belle known as Great-Aunt Baby Doll--Shari Peele captures the pure essence of each character. Overall craziness and a pair of lavender panties make these seven CDs a vehicle for a romp that takes listeners from Texas to California. As good as the narrative is, it is Shari Peele's performance that makes this a comic tour de force. P.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine
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        Despite her cushy Pasadena life and marriage to the preciously nicknamed "Milky," part-time college teacher Dahlia Chang suffers blackouts and headaches, can't remember a thing about her childhood except her mother dying suddenly and is subject to the malicious jealousy of mysterious bad girl Phoebe. Gradually, Pina (Bliss
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