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Author: Stephen Wetta Narrator: Scott Sowers Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781101523148
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Unabridged, 9 hours

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A Crime in the Neighborhood told with the deadpan humor of Nick Hornby-a wonderful novel about a boy genius whose brother may, or may not, be a murderer.

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  • ...[Y]ou should read this wonderfully written marvel of a book: a work both gripping and hilarious, joyous and heartbreakingly bittersweet. The Wall Street Journal
  • The language here is wonderful. . . . downright funny. School Library Journal
  • . . . terrific . . . raw and complicated . . . keeps us gripped until the end. The Daily Beast
  • Wetta's debut portrays the fictional El Dorado Hills in Virginia during the late 1960s with Southern gothic flair. ... At turns unsparing, tender, and disturbing when it comes to rivalry and the nuances of love versus obligation, this is no typical bildungsroman. That Jack emerges from a crucible determined never to look back is unsurprising; it is the path leading him to this conclusion that is intelligently, wonderfully conceived. Publisher's Weekly, starred review.
  • If Jack's in Love is a moving portrait of a specific time, family and town, but also a universal story of growing up and coming to terms with the people-and places-that raise us, told with all the humor, truth and urgency of its teenage hero. It may have taken the first half of his life to write, but Wetta's touching novel was well worth the wait. BookPage
  • “You should read this wonderfully marvel of a book: a work both gripping and hilarious, joyous and heartbreakingly bittersweet.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “At turns unsparing, tender, and disturbing…intelligently, wonderfully conceived.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred reviews)

  • Selected for the October 2011 Indie Next List

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About the Author

Stephen Wetta is a native of Richmond, Virginia. He received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a doctorate from New York University. He is currently an English professor at Hunter College.

About the Narrator

Scott Sowers is an actor and audiobook narrator. AudioFile magazine named him the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense. He is the winner of seven Earphones Awards.