The following is from a press release:
Blind and sight impaired readers will now be able to enjoy the debut novel of Stoughton author Kyle Darcy.
The Perkins School for the Blind's Braille and Talking Book Library has added Under Current Conditions to its catalog of narrated books.
"I'm delighted Under Current Conditions is now available for blind and sight impaired readers," said Darcy. "The Perkins School does amazing work and the library is an important component. Accolades received during its 180 year history include praise from Charles Dickens who visited the school in 1842!"
Under Current Conditions is a Boston Globe bestseller, based on actual events that take place in New England, over a nine week period in 1999. The main character's intensely personal story is uniquely intertwined with a much publicized international murder, as well as a kidnapping which is solved by a FBI sting.
The Perkins School for the Blind opened its doors in 1832 and has grown to be a world leader in the quest to improve the lives of blind and visually impaired persons. Its 38 acre campus in Watertown, Massachusetts partners with programs in 65 other countries.
The Perkins Braille & Talking Book Library provides free services to Massachusetts residents of any age who are unable to read traditional print material, thanks in part to funding by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Darcy has lived with his family in Stoughton since emigrating from Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1989. Under Current Conditions was published in late 2010.