Cadillac Orpheus by Solon Timothy Woodward audiobook

Cadillac Orpheus

By Solon Timothy Woodward
Read by Dion Graham

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A darkly comic novel of class, struggle, and crime within three generations of an African- American family in the Deep South. Jesmond Toak is a repo man in the fictional town of Johnsonville, Florida. A poor African-American in a hurricane alley on the coast, Jesmond has a troubled relationship with his father, Feddy, who is seeing a white woman who only sleeps with black men. Peaches Richmond, the woman Jesmond loves, is married to a threatening man they all call "Special Ed." And their pastor's gay son, Bayonne, has been implicated in the suicide by gas asphyxiation of his boyfriend, Smullian. As the deaths, disasters, and disappearances mount, Hurricane Aretha approaches. Woodward ties together these unruly plot points with madcap glee and skill; it's not every day one runs across the word "homunculus," references to Kierkegaard, and the phrase "get kronked for Christ!" in the same book. As lyrical as Cormac McCarthy, as sexy as Zane, Woodward has crafted a genre-defying, present-day romp that reveals a side of Florida far removed from Disney World.

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A 2008 Listen Up Award Editors' Choice

A darkly comic novel of class, struggle, and crime within three generations of an African- American family in the Deep South. Jesmond Toak is a repo man in the fictional town of Johnsonville, Florida. A poor African-American in a hurricane alley on the coast, Jesmond has a troubled relationship with his father, Feddy, who is seeing a white woman who only sleeps with black men. Peaches Richmond, the woman Jesmond loves, is married to a threatening man they all call "Special Ed." And their pastor's gay son, Bayonne, has been implicated in the suicide by gas asphyxiation of his boyfriend, Smullian. As the deaths, disasters, and disappearances mount, Hurricane Aretha approaches. Woodward ties together these unruly plot points with madcap glee and skill; it's not every day one runs across the word "homunculus," references to Kierkegaard, and the phrase "get kronked for Christ!" in the same book. As lyrical as Cormac McCarthy, as sexy as Zane, Woodward has crafted a genre-defying, present-day romp that reveals a side of Florida far removed from Disney World.

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Author Bio: Solon Timothy Woodward

Author Bio: Solon Timothy Woodward

Solon Timothy Woodward studied philosophy and biology at Harvard and holds a degree in medicine from the University of Virginia. His short fiction has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. A practicing physician, he lives with his family in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English