The Death of Sweet Mister

The Death of Sweet Mister

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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An overweight, lonely thirteen-year-old, Shuggie Akins is shrewdly observant. But not even he can fully comprehend the nature of the forces working against him. His distracted, frequently tipsy mother, Glenda, turns a blind eye to the effect her sexually provocative teasing has on him. His putative father, Red, a brutal man with a short fuse, mocks and despises the boy. The three tentatively coexist in a ramshackle house situated in a "boneyard" in a rough-hewn Ozark town. Then along comes Jimmy Vin Pearce with his shiny green T-bird and his smart city clothes. Soon he and Glenda are engaged in a torrid affair setting in motion a series of events that are violent, shocking, and totally unpredictable--yet irredeemably inevitable.
Publisher: [North Kingstown] : AudioGO, 2012
ISBN: 9781611131956
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 sound file (4 hr., 47 min., 34 sec.) : digital
Additional Contributors: Tecosky, Nicholas

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Apr 16, 2018

I didn’t like this one as much as Winter’s Bone, but it is another heartbreaking look into the rural Ozarks, and a world I couldn’t even fathom without this writer’s amazing storytelling abilities.


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