The Red Pony
ISBN 9780142429259 | 3 Hours; 3 CDs | 29 Jun 2011 | Penguin Audio | 5.74 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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Unabridged, 3 CDs, 3 hours
Read by Frank Muller
John Steinbeck's masterpiece celebrates the spirit and courage of adolescence.
Steinbeck draws on his memories of childhood in these stories about a boy who embodies both the rebellious spirit and the contradictory desire for acceptance of early adolescence. Unlike most coming-of-age stories, the cycle does not end with a hero "matured" by circumstances. Reversing common interpretations, The Red Pony is imbued with a sense of loss. Jody's encounters with birth and death express a common theme in Steinbeck's fiction: They are parts of the ongoing process of life, "resolving" nothing.