Tomato Red by Daniel Woodrell audiobook

Tomato Red: A Novel

By Daniel Woodrell
Foreward by Megan Abbott
Read by Brian Troxell

Little, Brown & Company, Hachette Book Group 9780316206211
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A sharp and funny addition to Daniel Woodrell's collection of "country noir" novels, featuring anti-hero Sammy Barlach and Jamalee Merridew, her hair tomato red with rage and ambition. In the Ozarks, what you are is where you are born. If you're born in Venus Holler, you're not much. For Jamalee Merridew, Venus Holler just won't cut it. Jamalee sees her brother Jason, blessed with drop-dead gorgeous looks and the local object of female obsession, as her ticket out of town. But Jason may just be gay, and in the hills and hollows of the Ozarks that is the most dangerous and courageous thing a man could be. Enter Sammy Barlach, a loser ex-con passing through a tired nowhere on the way to a fresher nowhere. Jamalee thinks Sammy is just the kind of muscle she and Jason need.

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Summary

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Recipient of the 1999 PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award

Longlisted for the 2000 International Dublin Literary Award

A 1998 New York Times Notable Book for Fiction

A sharp and funny addition to Daniel Woodrell's collection of "country noir" novels, featuring anti-hero Sammy Barlach and Jamalee Merridew, her hair tomato red with rage and ambition. In the Ozarks, what you are is where you are born. If you're born in Venus Holler, you're not much. For Jamalee Merridew, Venus Holler just won't cut it. Jamalee sees her brother Jason, blessed with drop-dead gorgeous looks and the local object of female obsession, as her ticket out of town. But Jason may just be gay, and in the hills and hollows of the Ozarks that is the most dangerous and courageous thing a man could be. Enter Sammy Barlach, a loser ex-con passing through a tired nowhere on the way to a fresher nowhere. Jamalee thinks Sammy is just the kind of muscle she and Jason need.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Dan Woodrell does for the Ozarks what Raymond Chandler did for Los Angeles. Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times
"A shimmering novel, rich with insight...a pleasure... Zooms on the rocket fuel of Woodrell's explosively original language."—The Washington Post Book World
"Woodrell's storytelling is as melodic, jangly and energetic as a good banjo riff.... Sammy Barlach's story is a tragedy, but the telling of it is a pleasure."—Valerie Sayers, The New York Times Book Review
“Dan Woodrell does for the Ozarks what Raymond Chandler did for Los Angeles.” Los Angeles Times
“A shimmering novel, rich with insight…a pleasure…Zooms on the rocket fuel of Woodrell’s explosively original language.” Washington Post Book World
“Told in a voice that crackles with energy and wit, Tomato Red is sharp, funny, and more importantly, true.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Woodrell’s storytelling is as melodic, jangly, and energetic as a good banjo riff…Sammy Barlach’s story is a tragedy, but the telling of it is a pleasure.” New York Times Book Review
“Woodrell’s language is a lyrical blend of comic wit and redneck twang. His vast life experience brings a fresh, poignant look at Appalachian people. Keep ‘em coming!” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Daniel Woodrell

Author Bio: Daniel Woodrell

Daniel Woodrell lives in the Missouri Ozarks near the Arkansas state line. His five most recent novels were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year, and Tomato Red won the PEN West Award for the Novel. Two novels have been adapted as major motion pictures: Woe to Live On, filmed in 1999 by Ang Lee as Ride with the Devil, starring Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich, and Winter’s Bone, a 2010 film accepted to the US dramatic competition category at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English