Red Light Run

Linked Stories
Product Number: EB00689153
Released: Aug 08, 2017
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781501147371
Publisher: Scribner
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When two cars collide at an intersection in a leafy Chicago suburb, Hartley Nolan is not the person police expect to find behind the wheel. After all, he barely drinks; everyone knows it's his wife who's the alcoholic. But the bigger question on people's minds is what brought Sonia Senn, dead at the scene, back to her hometown in such a hurry that night? In eleven tightly linked stories, Red Light Run pulls us into the inner lives of Hartley, Sonia, and a host of other characters to untangle the mounting forces that carry them to their fates. Among the ensemble in this prismatic collection are a real estate agent who seeks gossip on the market rather than houses, a trailer park developer whose entire livelihood is laid to waste by a single cigarette, a divorced mother battling her daughter-in-law for hegemony over her kitchen, a widower hell-bent on destroying the invasive species of beetle that's wiping out his oak trees, and a down-and-out handyman with a desperate plan for revenge. And then there's Sonia Senn, with a dark secret of her own, and Hartley Nolan, who has risen above his roots to become a commodities trader in Chicago only to end up sentenced to eight years at Grassland State Prison. With infectiously grim humor and wry insight, these characters contemplate their realities in relation to one tragic moment, propelling us toward a startling revelation about the long and sometimes crooked arc of justice. A brilliant feat of storytelling, Red Light Run is the radiant and stunning debut from Best New American Voices writer Baird Harper.

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Author(s): Baird Harper
Original Publish Date: Aug 08, 2017

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Author(s): Baird Harper
Narrator(s): Charles Carroll
Product Number DD32925
Released: Aug 08, 2017
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ISBN: #9781520076454
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Author(s): Baird Harper
Narrator(s): Charles Carroll
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