"Greenwood's glowing dark ruby of a novel brilliantly transforms the true crime story that inspired Nabokov's Lolita. Shatteringly original and eloquently written...So ferociously suspenseful, I found myself holding my breath."—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You
Based on the experiences of real-life kidnapping victim Sally Horner and her captor, whose story shocked the nation and inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic Lolita, Rust & Stardust is a heart-pounding audiobook by award-winning author T. Greenwood, who at last gives a voice to Sally herself.
Camden, NJ, 1948. When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth's, she has no way of knowing that 52 year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank convinces Sally that he's an FBI agent who can have her arrested in a minute—unless she does as he says.
This chilling audiobook traces the next two harrowing years as Frank mentally and physically assaults Sally while the two of them travel westward from Camden to San Jose, forever altering not only her life, but the lives of her family, friends, and those she meets along the way.
More praise for Rust & Stardust:
"A beautifully written, unnerving tragedy woven from equal measures of hope and menace." - Booklist
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"Greenwood reimagines the real-life abduction and subsequent captivity of young Sally Horner, which began in 1948 and ended in early 1950. Narrator ThŽrse Plummer's striking characterizations and focused tone immerse listeners in the rapidly changing characters and settings. Although the subject matter is disturbing, Greenwood's stylistic choices and Plummer's steadfast narration are measures of respect for the listener and the victim, providing both informative and imaginative details to enhance a story that is vivid but not overly graphic. This audio is ideal for fans of true crime and Nabokov's LOLITA, which was inspired by Sally's story. K.S.B. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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