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Author: Wil Medearis Narrator: Angelo Di Loreto Publisher: Harlequin Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2019 ISBN: 9781488205576
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Reddick, a young, white artist, lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a historically black Brooklyn neighborhood besieged by gentrification. He makes rent as an art handler in Manhattan and spends his free time playing basketball at the local Y. He is also the last person to see Hannah before she disappears.

When Hannah’s fiancé, scion to a wealthy Upper East Side family, refuses to call the police, Reddick sets out to discover what happened to her. The search pulls him through a dramatic cross section of New York, taking him to the heart of a many-layered mystery that, in its unraveling, shakes Reddick’s convictions and lays bare the complex power dynamics of the city.

In lyrical, addictive prose, Wil Medearis asks the question: In a metropolis that prides itself on its diversity and inclusivity, who has the final say over the future? Timely, page-turning and sweeping in vision, Restoration Heights is an exhilarating new entry in the canon of great New York novels. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “An atmospheric and poetic noir debut. Wil Medearis paints a vivid portrait of the changing face of New York City while crafting a compelling old-school mystery.”

    Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author

  • “An instant New York fiction classic, exuding dark poetry from a lyrical narrative populated by well-defined characters in carefully, or, shall we say, artistically, arranged settings.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Smart and evocative…Medearis’ novel adeptly explores white privilege, racism, the demands of creating art, and how members of all socioeconomic classes close ranks when it comes to protecting their own.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A compelling read.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A portrait of contemporary New York that would have Jay McInerney green with envy. New York has a new noir poet in Wil Medearis.”

    Ken Bruen, author of The Guards

  • Restoration Heights dramatizes the conflicts, resentments, and hatreds that hipsters provoke when they displace people of color from their communities. Medearis’ honest look at issues of race, money, and class is especially relevant at this moment in history when so much of the world threatens to erupt into flames.”

    Jeffery Renard Allen, author of Song of the Shank

  • “A sly, nimble mystery. Real estate is to the Brooklyn of Restoration Heights what water is to the LA of Chinatown: the nexus of public corruption and private perversity.”

    Jake Lamar, author of Rendezvous Eighteenth

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About the Narrator

J. D. Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He is a classically trained actor, and his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. He is the recipient of more than a dozen Earphones Awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy, and he was also named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013. An adjunct professor at Los Angeles Southwest College, he has an MFA in theater from Temple University.