Edge of Dark Water by Joe R. Lansdale audiobook

Edge of Dark Water

By Joe R. Lansdale
Read by Angéle Masters

Hachette Book Group

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • $69.99

    ISBN: 9781611131628

Runtime: 9.47 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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May Lynn is a pretty girl who dreams of becoming a Hollywood star—until her dead body is dredged up from the Sabine River. Sue Ellen, May Lynn's strong-willed teenage friend, and her pals Terry and Jinx set out to dig up May Lynn's body, burn it to ash, and take those ashes to Hollywood. If May Lynn can't become a star, then at least her remains can be spread in the land of her dreams. All they need is some money and a raft; while the raft is easily available, stealing the money requires some gumption, but they manage it. Then they head downriver together with Sue Ellen's agoraphobic mother: a motley crew on a mission. Pursued by Uncle Gene and Constable Sy, who are after the money, and Skunk, an all-too-real legendary killer who's after their lives, they begin to understand that when you set out to make the dreams of a friend your own, your worst nightmares may come along for the ride.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Edge of Dark Water describes a trip downriver that is one-half Huck Finn, one-half Deliverance, and entirely Joe Lansdale. If you aren’t familiar with the work of this true American original, and master of hillbilly noir, climb in the boat and hang on for dear life: the water is rough.” Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author
“Joe Lansdale always transports me. In Edge of Dark Water, he takes me to the mysterious brooding landscape of Twain and Faulkner, with a compelling twist that is all Lansdale.” David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author
“A charming Gothic tale…As funny and frightening as anything that could have been dreamed up by the Brothers Grimm—or Mark Twain.” New York Times Book Review
“Joe Lansdale has long been one of our finest and most difficult to classify writers. You can call his writing supernatural, horror, crime, or plain Southern, as long as you remember to call it great. Always a generous storyteller, in Edge of Dark Water he offers a beautifully spun tale of life in the sticks, friendship, and mortality, and tells it with the wit, humor and pure-dee power we’ve come to expect of him.” Daniel Woodrell, author of Winter’s Bone

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Author Bio: Joe R. Lansdale

Author Bio: Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of nearly four dozen novels, including the Edgar Award–winning The Bottoms. He has received nine Bram Stoker Awards, the American Mystery Award, the British Fantasy Award, a Critics’ Choice Award, and the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature, among others. His novella Bubba Ho-Tep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 9.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English