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Author: Ed Tarkington Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9781622318926
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Six-year-old Rocky worships his older brother Paul—16 and full of rebel cool, smoking cigarettes, driving around in his Nova blasting Neil Young—until the day Paul, in an ill-advised act of vengeance against their father, picks Rocky up from school and nearly leaves him for dead in the woods. Paul then runs off with his beautiful, fragile girlfriend, never to be heard from again.

Eight years later Rocky is a teenager himself. Although he’s never forgotten the abandonment of his boyhood hero, he’s now getting over it, with the help of the wealthy neighbors’ daughter, Patricia, 10 years his senior, who has taken him as her lover. Rocky’s in love—or thinks he is—but the affair sets off a sequence of events that bring ruin to the lives of both families.

In the spirit of Willie Morris, Tom Franklin, and Wiley Cash, this spellbinding debut draws you into a small-town American Gothic story of family fealty, scandal, and murder.

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About the Author

Ed Tarkington received a BA from Furman University, an MA From The University Of Virginia, and PhD from the Graduate Creative Writing Program at Florida State. A frequent contributor to Chapter16.Org, his articles, essays, and stories have appeared in Nashville Scene, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Post Road, Pittsburgh Quarterly, the Southeast Review, and elsewhere. A native of Virginia, he lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

About the Narrator

Peter Berkrot, winner of Audie and Earphones Awards for narration, is a stage, screen, and television actor and acting coach. He has narrated over three hundred works that span a range of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, thriller, and children’s titles. His audiobook credits include works of Alan Glynn, Eric Van Lustbader, Nora Roberts and Dean Koontz. In film and television, he appeared in Caddyshack, America’s Most Wanted, and Unsolved Mysteries. He performs in regional and New York theaters and directs the New Voices acting school.