Three beautifully crafted short stories that lean to the supernatural.
In We'll Always Have Tea & Other Stories by Rajendra Shepherd, narrator John Moran majestically breathes the characters to full-blooded life.
"We'll Always Have Tea" is a generous contemplation on love: Derek misses his wife Deidre - is she really still talking to him through signs, or is he imagining things?
In "Of Thosalus Born", a baby angel is found in a shanty in the Caribbean. Attention-seeking schoolboy Thosalus struggles as his new angel brother captures the limelight in this Gothic tale.
We get messy in "The Maenad's Touch". A high school janitor finds his world screwed to holy hell by Priscilla, a maverick woman whose tendrils eventually take grip of his life. Was his fall inevitable in Priscilla's wake?
Rajendra is a writer, artist, and academic who works at the University of the West Indies. His writing has been nominated for prizes and appears in journals and magazines.
John Moran is a master of voice acting who inhabits these characters. His moving portrayals are guaranteed to get under your skin...and may well change you forever.
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There are many things to love about the stories; bittersweet tales that bring a smile at the end, the importance of day-to-day routines, and even some laughs. What brought it all together was the reader. Each story had a differnt character and he read each of the stories as if you were sitting across a chair with him while you shared drinks or coffee.
I haven't read the book of stories but am doubtful my imagination could improve upon the audio recording. The narrator tailored his accent, tone, and style to suit all three of these wholly diverse tales. And the music was an additional layer which made for a rich rich brew. Well done.