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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (531 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry Brown Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In an ambitious narrative structure reminiscent of Robert Altman’s classic film Nashville, Larry Brown weaves together the stories of a sprawling cast of eccentric and lovable characters, each embarked on a quest for meaning, fulfillment, and love — with poignant and uproarious results. Set in Memphis and North Mississippi, The Rabbit Factory follows the colliding lives of, among others, Arthur, an older, socially ill-at-ease man of considerable wealth married to the much younger Helen, whose desperate need for satisfaction sweeps her into the arms of other men; Eric, who has run away from home thinking his father doesn’t want him and becomes Arthur’s unlikely surrogate son; and Anjalee, a big-hearted prostitute with her own set of troubles who crashes into the lives of the others like a one-woman hurricane. Teeming with pitch-perfect creations that include quirky gangsters, colorful locals, seemingly straitlaced professors, and fast-and-loose police officers, Brown’s spellbinding and often hilarious story is about the botched choices and missed chances that separate people — and the tenuous threads of love and coincidence that connect them. With all the subtlety and surprise of life itself, the story turns on a dime from comical to violent to moving. Masterful, profound, and full of spirit, The Rabbit Factory is literary entertainment of the highest order.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donald | 2/7/2014

    " Enjoyed the interlinked narrative. There was a great sense of forward momentum throughout the book with a couple instances of overlapping moments with different perspectives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jillybeads81 Hall-Parris | 2/4/2014

    " This book was pretty good. I was hoping for it to be a little more "Dirty south" like the other books I have read by Larry Brown. I didn't like how the ending was. I thought everyone's story would tie together...but it ended more like little short stories. Wasn't to bad though. Just not my favorite by Larry Brown. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sati116 | 1/31/2014

    " Mississippi is full of characters, and this book nicely captures their passion, insanity, irresponsibility...complete with usually good intentions, but often terrifying results. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy | 1/25/2014

    " I am reading this one again, review to follow. "

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