• by Larry Brown
  • Narrated by Tom Stechschulte
  • 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Larry Brown is hailed as one of today's most talented Southern writers. With the release of each book, including Dirty Work, Father and Son, and Joe, reviewers and fans offer increasingly enthusiastic praise for the astonishing characters he creates. At 17, Fay Jones leaves her family's squalid home with $3 in her bra and ragged sneakers on her feet. As she heads for Biloxi, people befriend her (a policeman, his wife, a bouncer) but her impact on their lives is seductive and unpredictable. Beautiful and naive, Fay becomes the catalyst in a chain reaction of desire and violence. Her journey provides unflinching snapshots of the South, from beaches to bar rooms. Wherever she lands, though, Fay is fueled by a deep-rooted will to survive. Narrator Tom Stechschulte voices every nuance of this unforgettable young woman's personality and her transient, often brutal, world.


What the Critics Say

"Stechschulte's performance in this dialogue-rich Mississippi-based novel is breathtaking." ( AudioFile)
"A work of grizzled beauty." ( USA Today)
"A new voice of the south." ( Time Magazine)


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Customer Reviews

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Holiday reading

I bought this Audiobook to listen to during a recent holiday to Corfu and also because the title character has the same name as myself! I was hooked straight away and could not wait to see what happened to Fay.
The title character was well built and I had great sympathy with her through her difficult times.
The only disappointment was the voice of the narrator, which was a little dificult to understand sometimes.
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- Fay

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-03-2004
  • Publisher: Recorded Books