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Product Number: Z0517
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449874667
Narrator/s: Tom Stechschulte
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Larry Brown is hailed as one of today's most talented Southern writers. With the release of each book, including Dirty Work, Father and Son, and Joe, reviewers and fans offer increasingly enthusiastic praise for the astonishing characters he creates. At 17, Fay Jones leaves her family's squalid home with $3 in her bra and ragged sneakers on her feet. As she heads for Biloxi, people befriend her-a policeman, his wife, a bouncer-but her impact on their lives is seductive and unpredictable. Beautiful and naive, Fay becomes the catalyst in a chain reaction of desire and violence. Her journey provides unflinching snapshots of the South, from beaches to bar rooms. Wherever she lands, though, Fay is fueled by a deep-rooted will to survive. Narrator Tom Stechschulte voices every nuance of this unforgettable young woman's personality and her transient, often brutal, world.

Author(s): Larry Brown

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Author(s): Larry Brown
Narrator(s): Tom Stechschulte
Product Number C1337
Released: Jan 18, 2001
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788751752
Author(s): Larry Brown
Product Number EB00008914
Released: Mar 31, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: #9781565127326

Professional reviews

"Stechschulte's performance in this dialogue-rich Mississippi-based novel is breathtaking. The dialects he puts on and takes off are not mannered or stagy in the least. They seem firmly rooted, as if arising from a particular place. And within that accent, he still manages a convincing variation among the main players--the title character, a young girl running from abuse and impoverishment, and the two men who come to love her, a world-weary state trooper and a brutal Biloxi bouncer. If the novel sometimes sinks to the level of little more than a male sexual fantasy, Stechschulte's assured reading, slipping easily from menace to tenderness to fear, is never less than captivating. M.O. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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