Galveston: A NovelCD-Audio
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- Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
- Format: CD-Audio
- Dimensions: 135mm x 191mm x 15mm | 91g
- Publication date: 22 June 2010
- Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
- ISBN 10: 1400167566
- ISBN 13: 9781400167562
- Edition: Unabridged
- Edition statement: Unabridged
On the same day that Roy Cady is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he senses that his boss, a dangerous loan-sharking bar-owner, wants him dead. Roy is alert to the possibility that a routine assignment could be a deathtrap. Yet what the would-be killers do to Roy Cady is not the same as what he does to them, and after a smoking spasm of violence, they are mostly dead and he is mostly alive. Before Roy makes his getaway, he realizes there are two women in the apartment, one of them still breathing, and he sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that causes a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he goes on the run from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas--an action as ill-advised as it is inescapable. The girl's name is Rocky, and she is too young, too tough, too sexy--and far too much trouble. Roy, Rocky, and her sister hide in the battered seascape of Galveston's country-western bars and seedy hotels, a world of treacherous drifters, pickup trucks, and ashed-out hopes. Recalling the moody violence of the early novels of Cormac McCarthy and Denis Johnson, this powerful, potent, and atmospheric thriller is impossible to put down.
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Nic Pizzolatto has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award, and his story collection "Between Here and the Yellow Sea" was named by "Poets & Writers Magazine" one of the top five fiction debuts of the year. Audiobook veteran Michael Kramer has recorded more than two hundred audiobooks for trade publishers and many more for the Library of Congress Talking Books program. An "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner and an Audie Award nominee, he earned a "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Award for his reading of "Savages" by Don Winslow.
"Galveston is a roman noir to its scuffed boot heels. If there's a guiding principle that whispers in the ear of every reader of great noir, it's this: Things will not end well." ---Dennis Lehane, The New York Times