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"Trout Stream Families" read by author Scott Carrier

From: Amy Wallen
Series: DimeStories
Length: 03:45

A family goes on a picnic and secrets are revealed. Read the full description.

Trout_stream_small A quiet tale about a family on an outdoor outing.  As the day progresses, subtle hints reveal the many dark family secrets that lie below the surface of this otherwise relaxing afternoon.  

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Piece Description

A quiet tale about a family on an outdoor outing.  As the day progresses, subtle hints reveal the many dark family secrets that lie below the surface of this otherwise relaxing afternoon.  

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The best stuff on public radio!

I think that our friends have already covered it here, but this is great audio. Finally a reason to listen to public radio! Great job, Amy!

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Inside out, outside in

I love the way this piece shows both the placid surface of the day, and the dangerous currents that flow beneath it. I was left wanting to know much, much more!

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Idyllic Cloak

Wow! Carrier takes on the wide-world of dysfunction, hints at its disruptive power, and wraps it all in an idyllic cloak of innocence fringed with danger. This one left a knot in the gut. I hope he turns it into a novel!

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Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Penguin Cafe Single Penguin Cafe Orchestra Music at the Penguin Cafe. EG 1976 :00

Additional Credits

Produced with help from James Spring, Jay Allison, and Viki Merrick at Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and supported, in part, by the Open Studio Project with funds from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Related Website

www.dimestories.org