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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.
©2000 Larry Brown; (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"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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By Rick on 03-19-04

Slack Jaw Entertainment

Slack jaw entertainment! Larry Brown is a uninhibited writer for this book. I found complete interest the entire book. I can't say that identify with the main character Fay but, her naive ignorance is endearing. I felt like I was listening to good trashy gossip. Ha! This book is not for everyone. Most will enjoy it greatly. Buy this little known story!

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By Morris on 04-08-04


An excellent read! Knowing this area of the deep south and its peoples brings back stark memories of the poverty, the gentleness of its people [Sam] as-well-as the meanness as in the character Aaron. This is a telling story of rural Mississippi.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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By Fay on 10-07-09

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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