Something Rising - Light and Swift Author:Haven Kimmel 7CD's, approx. 7.5 hours. ......Cassie Claiborne's world is riddled with problems beyond her control: her hard-living father has another wife; her long-suffering mother is incapable of moving on: her sister Belle is a tempest of fragility and brilliance; her closed friends are adolescent harbingers of their own doomed futures. Frustrated by he... more »r inability to care deeply enough for so many troubled souls, Cassie finds in the local pool hall an oasis of green felt where she can master objects and restrain her emotions.
As Cassie grows into a headstron young woman, she takes on the thankless role of family provider by working odd jobs and hustling pool. All the while, she keps her eye on the ultimate proze: wringing suitable justice out of past wrongs and freeing herself from the inertia that is her life.
Remarkable for its tough tenderness, this ultimately uplifting story is an astonishing work of puyre heartbreak. Read by Chelsey Rives.« less