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Cherry

A Novel
Autor: Nico Walker
Sprecher: Jeremy Bobb
Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 5 Min.
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National Best Seller

A Pen/Hemingway Award Finalist

A New York Times Notable Book

One of the Best Books of the Year:
The New Yorker
Entertainment Weekly
Vulture
Vogue
Lit Hub

Jesus' Son meets Reservoir Dogs in a breakneck-paced debut novel about love, war, bank robberies, and heroin.   

"Nico Walker's Cherry might be the first great novel of the opioid epidemic." (Vulture)

"A miracle of literary serendipity.... [Walker's] language, relentlessly profane but never angry, simmers at the level of morose disappointment, something like Holden Caulfield Goes to War." (The Washington Post)

It's 2003, and as a college freshman in Cleveland, our narrator is adrift until he meets Emily. The two of them experience an instant, life-changing connection. But when he almost loses her, he chooses to make an indelible statement: He joins the army. The outcome will not be good for either of them. 

As a medic in Iraq, he is unprepared for the realities that await him. He and his fellow soldiers huff computer duster, abuse painkillers, and watch porn. Many of them die. When he comes home, his PTSD is profound. As the opioid crisis sweeps through the Midwest, it drags both him and Emily along with it. As their addictions worsen, and with their money drying up, he stumbles onto what seems like the only possible solution - robbing banks.

Written by a singularly talented, wildly imaginative debut novelist, Cherry is a bracingly funny and unexpectedly tender work of fiction straight from the dark heart of America.  

©2018 Nico Walker (P)2018 Random House Audio

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“Nico Walker’s Cherry is a wrenching, clear-eyed stare-down into the abyss of war, addiction and crime, a dark tumble into scumbaggery, but it’s also deeply humane and truly funny. That is one of the reasons I love it so much: it makes you laugh and ache at the same time, in the manner of the great Denis Johnson.” (Dan Chaon, author of Ill Will)

“Heartbreaking, unadorned, radically absent of pretense, Cherry is the debut novel America needs now, a letter from the frontlines of opioid addiction and, almost subliminally, a war story.” (Lea Carpenter, author of Eleven Days and Red, White, Blue)

“Harrowing, heartbreaking, and sadly funny. Cherry is a terrific book, a cool book, and Walker’s voice is keen and vigilant and uniquely his own.” (Joe Ide, author of IQ and Righteous)

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