Read by David Morse
'A Patchwork Planet' tells the story of a lovable loser who's trying to get his life in order. Barnaby Gaitlin has been in trouble ever since adolescence. He had this habit of breaking into other people's houses. It wasn't the bit loot he was after, it was just that he liked to read other people's mail, pore over their family photo albums, and appropriate a few of their precious mementos. But for eleven years now, he's been working steadily for Rent-a-Back. At last his life seems to be on an even keel.
Still, his parents cannot forget the price they paid for buying off Barnaby's former victims. And his ex-wife would just as soon he didn't show up ever to visit their little girl. Even the woman (his guardian angel?) who seems to have designs on him doesn't fully trust him, and when the chips are down it looks as though his world may fall apart again.
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 07 / 1998
- 103 x 177mm