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Author: Lewis Shiner Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2013 ISBN: 9781482932508
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Slam is a bright and acerbic depiction of the slacker culture of Texas and a testament to a lost and found generation. Dave stepped out of Bastrop Federal Prison after a six-month stretch for tax evasion and into the home of one Marguerite Johnson, a.k.a. the Old Lady. The Old Lady passed on, leaving her house and her fortune to her twenty-three cats. But the cats need a caretaker—or so he thinks. There are others with an eye on the Johnson estate, and soon Dave is caught up in a whirlwind of anarchists, gold diggers, skateboard punks, lawyers, hackers, and arsonists—a population of dropouts and misfits who will do anything to avoid doing anything.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A clear-eyed journey though a brilliantly observed parcel of the new American weirdness. Funny, moving, and admirably human.”

    William Gibson, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Clear as the lacquer on a skater’s new deck.”

    Washington Post

  • “It takes a laid-back squint at reality and then slips into an alternative groove all its own.”

    Boston  Sunday Globe

  • “Light, fast-moving, and hard-edged.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • Slam is must reading—an anthem—for IRS parolees who skate. For the rest of us it’s just a quirky joy of a novel, one that happens to be thought provoking.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “An unqualified delight.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Realism, idealism, and fantasy are skillfully interwoven into a novel of personal adjustment and rebellion.”

    Library Journal

  • “A beautifully understated comic nightmare about an ex-con’s misbegotten attempts to tread the straight and narrow outside the slammer…After a series of plot twists worthy of Thomas Pynchon or Joe Orton…Shiner does manage a happy ending as magically unexpected as pulling twenty-three cats out of a hat.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Author Lewis Shiner

Lewis Shiner is the award-winning author of the novels Dark Tangos, Say Goodbye, and Glimpses, among others. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

About the Narrator

Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) was a prolific writer, dedicated editor, beloved teacher, inspiring lecturer, gifted storyteller, avid scholar, and a foremost interpreter of myth. Among the many books he wrote and edited, he is best known for The Hero with a Thousand Faces, his four-volume The Masks of God, and his magnum opus, Historical Atlas of World Mythology. In 1988, a series of television interviews with Bill Moyers, The Power of Myth, introduced his views to millions of people.