For fans of Pam
Houston’s Cowboys Are My Weakness—a novel in stories about a young woman
and her town in the early 1970s
It is the summer of 1972, and Katie has just turned
eighteen. Katie and her town, Elephant Beach, are both on the verge: Katie of
adulthood, Elephant Beach of gentrification—but not yet. Elephant Beach is
still gritty, working-class, close-knit. And Katie spends her time smoking and
drinking with her friends, dreaming about a boy just back from Vietnam who’s
still fighting a battle Katie can’t understand.
Impeccably crafted and hugely affectionate, this novel in
stories is a vivid portrait of a place whose conflicts—between mothers and
daughters, men and women, haves and have-nots—reverberate to our own time. Download and start listening now!