Pirata

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.67 hours)
Product Number: Z100131188
Released: Jun 26, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062848741
Narrator/s: Charlie Thurston
Publisher: HarperAudio
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From 21-Jump Street writer and series creator Patrick Hasburgh, a part thriller, part family novel about an ex-pat American living and surfing in Mexico, the family he loves, and the murder he witnesses, in the vein of Don WinslowA??s The Dawn Patrol. A??ItA??s rare to find a novel thatA??s so harrowing, funny and touching at the same time, but Patrick Hasburgh somehow pulls it off. His surf-bum narrator is a new classicA??think of Philip Marlowe, on a longboard.A? A??Carl Hiaasen, New York Times bestselling author of Razor Girl A??Fueled by equal parts humor and suspense, Pirata makes for a fast and satisfying read.A? A?? Kem Nunn, author of National Book Award Finalist Tapping the Source "Going straight at the stuff that scares you is good advice. I just didnA??t have the courage to do itA?¦A?A??Nick Lutz In a former life, Nick Lutz, sold cars in the Golden State. He had a wife and a young son, and they struggled along until Nick was shot in the head when a potential customer hijacked the car he was demonstrating. The incident sets off a bad-luck domino fall, and he loses an eye, his job, his family, and, eventually, his self-respect. With nothing left, Nick heads for Mexico, where he sheds his former self among an eclectic group of expats and locals, who fondly name him A??PirataA? on account of his eye patch. There on the beaches of Sabanita, Nick and his buddy Winsor drink, surf, andA??most of allA??escape, buoyed away from their pasts on south swells and Tecate. Nothing epic. That is until WinsorA??s girlfriend, Meagan, ends their abusive relationship and flees with her two boys to the safety and solace of NickA??s beachside casita. A monsoon season fling of convenience turns into a torrid love affair as new loyalties and dark secrets are shaped into something like a family. But when the local policIa struggle to identify a body that has washed up in the surf, Nick realizes his secretsA??and sinsA??have caught up with him. And there are dangerous new surprises that have yet to roll in with the tide...? A gifted storyteller, Hasburgh drops readers into the middle of a gripping, heartwarming, viscerally compelling page turner. At once tender and deadly hysterical, Pirata is a novel readers wonA??t soon forget.

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Author(s): Patrick Hasburgh
Original Publish Date: Jun 26, 2018

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CD
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Author(s): Patrick Hasburgh
Product Number DD37920
Released: Jul 24, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538551486
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Author(s): Patrick Hasburgh
Product Number EB00714489
Released: Jun 26, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: #9780062742780

Professional reviews

"Nick Lutz is an expat living in a sleepy Mexican surf town whose eye patch is the only apparent sign of the attack he suffered in his previous life in California. Narrator Charlie Thurston portrays Nick eloquently--surely a heavy-drinking surf bum would not be this articulate, but, happily, the listener is spared the surfer dude clichŽs. Nick helps a fraught woman dispose of the body of her abusive boyfriend and precariously creates a cobbled-together family with her teenage sons. Thurston narrates most of the voices with a straight delivery, lending an accent to the Mexican police during their probing questions about the gringo body that washed up on the shore. Even listeners who don't surf can enjoy Thurston's lyrical treatment of the poetic descriptions of hanging ten. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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