• by Uvi Poznansky, Zeev Kachel
  • Narrated by Kathy Bell Denton
  • 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Home. A simple word; a loaded one. You can say it in a whisper, you can say it in a cry. Expressed in poetry and prose in the voices of father and daughter, you can hear a visceral longing for an ideal place. A place never to be found again.
Imagine the shock, imagine the sadness when a daughter discovers her father's work, the poetry he had never shared with anyone during the last two decades of his life. Six years after that moment of discovery, which happened in her childhood home while mourning for his passing, Uvi Poznansky presents a tender tribute: a collection of poems and prose, half of which is written by her, and half--by her father, the author, poet and artist Zeev Kachel. She has been translating his poems for nearly a year, with careful attention to rhyme and rhythm, in an effort to remain faithful to the spirit of his words.
Zeev's writing is always autobiographical in nature; you can view it as an ongoing diary of his life. Uvi's writing is rarely so, especially when it comes to her prose. She is a storyteller who delights in conjuring up various figments of her imagination, and fleshing them out on paper. She sees herself chasing her characters with a pen, in an attempt to see the world from their point of view, and to capture their voices. But in some of her poems, she offers you a rare glimpse into her most guarded, intensely private moments, yearning for Home.


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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys poetry, family relationships and the universal emotions echoing in my heart, this luminous combination of autobiography and dialog between a man who has died and his surviving daughter?

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both the strengths and fraility of the mother and the father were portrayed excellently.

Have you listened to any of Kathy Bell Denton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not heard any of her other performances, but I was mesmerized by her voice and the power of the performance.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The yearning many of us share by using the magical metaphor of “life rewinded,” reflecting the theme in her father’s poetry.

Any additional comments?

The combination of both the powerful poetry and performance has made this a book worth listening to many times.

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- Clarissa Simmens

Elegant and Elegiac

If you could sum up Home in three words, what would they be?

Elegant and Elegiac

What other book might you compare Home to and why?

No comparison.

Have you listened to any of Kathy Bell Denton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've not heard Kathy Bell Denton's other performances.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Elegant and Elegiac

Any additional comments?

In a day and age when much of the music in poetry has died, you can now hear the voices of father and daughter singing their harmonious duet in Home. Uvi Poznansky takes you with her through that tunnel of memory into her father’s lost world, into his river of poetic dreams, a narrative that flows with the voice of longing, lament, and loneliness, on to the day his immortal soul stands by his grave in “I Plucked a Wildflower.” Transcending all past yearning, Zeev Kachel sings no funeral dirge for himself, but a magical song of release.

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- debra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-23-2013
  • Publisher: Uvi Poznansky