A Novel
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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 (RB# 94614), Father and Son (RB# 94838), and Joe (RB# 94599), 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
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ISBN: #9780788751752
Author(s): Larry Brown
Product Number EB00008914
Released: Sep 10, 2013
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Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: #9781565127326

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"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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