Poetic and haunting, Listen is an artfully rendered memoir that recounts the author's relationship with her brilliant and abusive father. Listen is a memoir of voices, the voices of parents that linger in the ears of children until the day when those children are able to sound their own note. A domineering father and a professor of languages and literature in the 1950s and '60s, Victor has four women trapped in his orbit--his long-suffering wife and his three well-behaved daughters. "Teacher, poet, translator" is how ...

Listen: A Memoir 2006, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, New York

ISBN-13: 9781596910836