Nitro Mountain

CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: CV0361
Released: May 02, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501911194
Narrator/s: T. Ryder Smith
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An astonishing, even shocking debut--darker than a bad night in hell--that is written with both humor and heart by "a writer with abundant and scary gifts and consummate skill." Set in a bitterly benighted, mine-polluted corner of Virginia, Nitro Mountain follows a group of people bound together by alcohol, small-time crime, and music. There's Leon, a hapless bass player who can embroil himself in trouble just by getting out of bed in the morning. And his would-be girlfriend, Jennifer, who's living with Arnett, the town's most dangerous thug--and hoping Leon will help poison him. And there's Arnett himself, a psychopath for the ages--albeit so charming and deranged, so strikingly authentic, that he arrests the reader's attention at first sight and holds it fast. His mirror image, a singer-songwriter named Jones, has his own moral issues, though at least he's trying to be a good man. The bright if battered soul who pulls us through this story is Jennifer, struggling heroically to survive the endemic hopelessness and violence that have surrounded her since birth. Relentless? Yes. But nothing remotely gratuitous: only the pain and misery that inspire so much of the music these people love more than life itself.

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Author(s): Lee Clay Johnson
Narrator(s): T. Ryder Smith
Product Number Z12076
Released: Apr 15, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501911200
Author(s): Lee Clay Johnson
Product Number EB00622727
Released: May 17, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9781101946374

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