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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (196 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Sangiovanni Narrator: Chris Roman Publisher: Audio Realms Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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The last thing Jesse Coaglan ever wanted to do was return to his hometown of Thrall, New Jersey. Tucked away in the wilds of the northwestern corner of the state, Thrall has always been a very strange place to live. The town was a poison that affected people's minds, their souls, their bodies, and their perspectives. So Jesse abandoned his friends and the one woman he loved, and left everything behind.

Seven years later, Jesse has found a reason to return - a reason that, in spite of his best attempts otherwise, he can't ignore. His old love, Mia Dalianis, has left him a voicemail message begging him to come back, if not for her, then for the daughter Jesse never knew he had. Jesse needs to go back. He's been running for a long time - from relationships, friendships, everything he is afraid of and feels guilty over. He realizes that the nightmares will never stop until he goes to Thrall.

With help from Nadia Richards and some old surviving friends from Thrall, Jesse intends to find his daughter or die trying. He goes looking for redemption, but what he discovers about his old hometown may destroy him and everyone he's ever cared about.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alana | 2/9/2014

    " This collection is wonderful -- possible better than Native Guard. Tretheway moves the reader through complex issues of race, from the castas of colonial Mexico to her own childhood experiences. In addition to the excellent craft of the poetry, the book itself is a work of art, one of those rich volumes that reminds us why we need real books in life, rather than digital everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Jo | 2/6/2014

    " Threhewey's constant exploration of race, parentage, parenting and perception is insightful and her expression of these crystalline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard Downey | 2/4/2014

    " I liked this book even better than Native Guard. She spends time exploring what it is like being of a mixed racial background. Extremely fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 1/16/2014

    " Read my review on Five Points, (the blog). Thrall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sabine | 1/8/2014

    " Beautiful ekphrasis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 1/3/2014

    " Poems that can be read on several levels - for pleasure, for form and execution, for deeper metaphysical meanings. I found myself entranced though I have never seen the paintings that inspired our current Poet Laureate. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri Jacobson | 10/3/2013

    " Just didn't care much for these poems by the former poet laureate of the U.S. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 9/6/2013

    " This is one of the best books of poetry I've read in a long while. Trethewey manages to blend poems about 18th-cent. paintings of 'mixed-race' children and personal stories from her own life in a wonderfully crafted collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leigh Koonce | 7/27/2013

    " A fantastic poetry collection! Wonderful words. Masterful flow of lines. Haunting images. Everyone should read Trethewey! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Burkholder | 7/25/2013

    " Teaching this in my senior poetry class. Wonderfully complex and inventive and challenges the issue or race. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dearwassily | 6/26/2013

    " There are two kinds of poetry: Anne Carson, and then everything else. I read this volume because someone posted on the Tumblr a line from it: "I was that ruthless." I love that line. Poems for her father, really, so what can I say? Aren't all daughters that ruthless in their own ways? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandy Haru | 6/4/2013

    " I really enjoyed the concept of writing poems about paintings, but it would have been much better if the paintings were actually included in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi King | 4/30/2013

    " Splendid poems address how we perceive difference and similarity, including brilliant shifting of perspective and by this, of power, in visual arts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 4/28/2013

    " Clear, insightful and precise - The author wields her poetry like a scalpel, cutting past the illusion of what society has held to be truth and hitting the emotional core of race and family relationships. Great poetry should speak to the soul and this surely does. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Destroydecay | 10/5/2012

    " Really beautiful and lot of great ekphrastic poems. "

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