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.
©2000 Larry Brown; (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC