A Slight Trick of the Mind (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
A Slight Trick of the Mind - Audio Cassette - Unabridged Author:Mitch Cullin, Simon Jones (Narrator) It is 1947, and the long-retired Sherlock Holmes, now ninety-three, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse, where his memories and intellect begin to go adrift. He lives with a housekeeper and her young son, Roger, whose patient, respectful demeanor stirs paternal affection in Holmes. Holmes has settled into the routine of tending his apiary, writin... more »g in journals, and grappling with the diminishing powers of his razor-sharp mind, when Roger comes upon a case hitherto unknown,. It is that of a Mrs. Keller, the long-ago object of Holmes's deep - and never acknowledged - infatuation.
As Mitch Cullin weaves together Holmes's hidden past, his poignant struggle to retain mental acuity, and his unlikely relationship with Roger, Holmes is transformed from the aloof mythic figure into an ordinary man, onfronting and acquiescing to emotions he has resisted his entire life. This suble and wise work is more than just a reimagining of a classic character. It is a profound meditation on the faultiness of memory and how, as we grow older, the way we see the world is inevitably altered.