Carson Mccullers's classic coming-of-age story, written when she was only 19, in which she explores the pressures and angsts of life as a child prodigy.
Frances, a 15-year-old pianist who, for her whole childhood, has been considered a shining musical prodigy, arrives for her lesson at her teacher's studio.
Her playing has been faltering lately, while Heime, her fellow student and now rival, seems to be on the verge of a great concert career.
As the lesson progresses, the emotions spiral, until Frances has to face up to the fact that she might be only ordinary after all.
Read by Madeleine Potter.