"This is East Texas, and there's lines. Lines you cross, lines you don't cross. That clear?"
New London, Texas. 1937. Naomi Vargas and Wash Fuller know about the lines in East Texas as well as anyone. They know the signs that mark them. They know the people who enforce them. But sometimes the attraction between two people is so powerful it breaks through even the most entrenched color lines. And the consequences can be explosive.
Ashley Hope Pérez takes the facts of the 1937 New London school explosion the worst school disaster in American history as a backdrop for a riveting novel about segregation, love, family, and the forces that destroy people.
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“Robledo moves effortlessly between rigid control and panicked acceleration, imbuing the multiple viewpoints with authenticity and empathy, while Hoppe’s near-growling interruptions as ‘The Gang,’ a collective representation of racist classmates, remain menacing throughout.”
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About the Narrators
Lincoln Hoppe is an
accomplished actor of stage and screen with several films, plays, television
shows, and numerous audiobooks to his credit. His audiobook narrations have earned him nine AudioFile Earphones Awards. His diverse voice characterizations can be
heard on animated films, video games, and commercials across the globe. He is a
member of the Lost Angeles Comedy Sportz Improv Company.
Maxwell Hamilton is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.