Reap by Eric Rickstad audiobook

Reap: A Novel

By Eric Rickstad
Read by R. C. Bray

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Like a cross between Denis Johnson's Already Dead and David Lynch's Blue Velvet, Reap draws us into the hot, still air of a summer backwoods at whose fringes lurk danger and epiphany. Jessup Burke, a lonely, naive sixteen-year-old, has grown up without a father in a jobless, indifferent logging town. Out of high school a year early, he now bikes through the woods with his fishing gear, daydreaming of his sweetheart and their secret "home" in an abandoned farmhouse. When Reg, an embittered, paranoid recluse fresh out of jail for growing marijuana, encounters Jessup hitchhiking, he is at first drawn to the boy's easily manipulated naïveté, but the two soon become irreversibly bound. As Jessup unknowingly participates in Reg's perilous, criminal behavior, he also endangers himself when his relationship with Marigold, Reg's younger, married sister, goes beyond friendship. Jessup's rude awakening into adulthood is rendered in sure and supple prose in this dramatic, action-packed novel.

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Like a cross between Denis Johnson's Already Dead and David Lynch's Blue Velvet, Reap draws us into the hot, still air of a summer backwoods at whose fringes lurk danger and epiphany. Jessup Burke, a lonely, naive sixteen-year-old, has grown up without a father in a jobless, indifferent logging town. Out of high school a year early, he now bikes through the woods with his fishing gear, daydreaming of his sweetheart and their secret "home" in an abandoned farmhouse. When Reg, an embittered, paranoid recluse fresh out of jail for growing marijuana, encounters Jessup hitchhiking, he is at first drawn to the boy's easily manipulated naïveté, but the two soon become irreversibly bound. As Jessup unknowingly participates in Reg's perilous, criminal behavior, he also endangers himself when his relationship with Marigold, Reg's younger, married sister, goes beyond friendship.

Jessup's rude awakening into adulthood is rendered in sure and supple prose in this dramatic, action-packed novel.

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[P]eople and situations twist inexorably in unpredictable, dangerous directions. Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Eric Rickstad

Author Bio: Eric Rickstad

Eric Rickstad is the New York Times and international bestselling author of the Canaan Crime Series novels, which includes The Silent Girls, The Names of Dead Girls, and Lie in Wait. His first novel, Reap, was a New York Times Noteworthy Novel. He lives in Vermont with his wife, son, and daughter.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.54
Audience: Adult
Language: English