Prolific writer Howard Fast wrote the stories in Departure mostly during the 1940s, when the country was facing McCarthyism and the Red Scare. This leftist portrayal of a world in distress spans characters and countries. Ginny Auer's performance is perfect for this audiobook. Her voice is deliberate and strong, but light-hearted at times, while her tone is thoughtful and sincere. Auer manages to embody each point of view with a unique, but not over-the-top, sound. Besides, her warm, thick voice is easy on the ears.
Stories of courage against oppression by one of twentieth-century America's most fearless writers
These nineteen stories follow the paths of men and women, immigrants, minorities, and the poor, suffering from injustice and inequality. Written in the 1940s, Fast's clear-eyed and lively tales examine a world reeling from war and plagued by social unrest. With stories set in New York City, Europe, and India, this collection shares a remarkable global vision. Written during the rising Communist scare, Departure is a defiantly leftist portrait of a complex and ever-changing world.