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Poised between his lush introversion and the brutal realm of his every day, a young artist considers the price of precarity in this powerful short story by Justin Torres, the author of We the Animals.

A promising illustrator moves into adulthood contemplating all that he’s had to do for money - from the mundane to the grueling to the sexual. He also reflects on everything that has slipped away, including a boyfriend, close acquaintances, success, and allure. But sketch by sketch, he sometimes feels the enormity of all that is possible.

Justin Torres’s Crewelwork is part of Currency, a compounding collection of stories about wealth, class, competition, and collapse. If time is money, deposit here with interest. Read or listen in a single sitting.

©2021 Justin Torres (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Heartbreaking and hopeful

Beautiful performance by actor Wilson Cruz of this phenomenal story by Justin Torres. The main character’s journey through love and loss and the urge for creative expression all felt familiar and truthful to me and I was taken in from beginning to end. This is the reason I love Audible, to hear great literary work interpreted by great talent. Thank you

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unexpected treat

I'm NOT one who reads or listens to audiobooks. I honestly just did it to get the stamps for Amazon day but this may have just changed my mind. the descriptive words and the content kept me interested and curious about what would happen next and I could see a movie playing in my mind it was something I never thought I would ever experience. now I'm looking for audio books that I've been told about to listen to because this may have just made me turn into an audiobook reader.

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Great Work

I enjoyed this reflective story, especially since the narration performance was so well done. I got a real sense of who the main character was through the voice work. The short story felt complete as it depicted the growth of an artist from his humble beginning and GA e understanding to what inspires him.
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Wilson Cruz is the narrator.

I could listen to anything read to me by Wilson Cruz. He’s amazing. I used to watch him on the TV show, My So Called Life.

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This was hard for me to get through. Although the performance was great the actual story was uninteresting to me.