Sarah Jane by James Sallis audiobook

Sarah Jane: A Novel

By James Sallis
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A spare, sparkling tour de force about one woman's journey to becoming a cop, by master of noir James Sallis, author of Drive Sarah Jane Pullman is a good cop with a complicated past. From her small-town chicken-farming roots through her runaway adolescence, court-ordered Army stint, ill-advised marriage, and years slinging scrambled eggs over greasy spoon griddles, Sarah Jane unfolds her life story, a parable about memory, atonement, and finding shape in chaos. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she is named the de facto sheriff of a rural town, investigating the mysterious disappearance of the sheriff whose shoes she's filling - and the even more mysterious realities of the life he was hiding from his own colleagues and closest friends. This kaleidoscopic character study sparkles in every dark and bright detail - a virtuoso work by a master of both the noir and the tender aspects of human nature.

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Summary

Summary

Shortlisted for the Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel

A New York Times Best Crime Book of 2019

A London Financial Times Best Book of the Year

A Library Journal Best Book of 2019 in Crime Novels

A spare, sparkling tour de force about one woman's journey to becoming a cop, by master of noir James Sallis, author of Drive

Sarah Jane Pullman is a good cop with a complicated past. From her small-town chicken-farming roots through her runaway adolescence, court-ordered Army stint, ill-advised marriage, and years slinging scrambled eggs over greasy spoon griddles, Sarah Jane unfolds her life story, a parable about memory, atonement, and finding shape in chaos. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she is named the de facto sheriff of a rural town, investigating the mysterious disappearance of the sheriff whose shoes she's filling - and the even more mysterious realities of the life he was hiding from his own colleagues and closest friends. This kaleidoscopic character study sparkles in every dark and bright detail - a virtuoso work by a master of both the noir and the tender aspects of human nature.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This quietly powerful blend of noir and character study finds both despair and great tenderness in the daily lives of ordinary people.” Library Journal (starred review)
“An extraordinary novel about a woman’s sometimes violent and ultimately insightful encounter with ordinary life.” Los Angeles Review of Books
“Spellbinding . . . like a piece of stormy poetry.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: James Sallis

Author Bio: James Sallis

James Sallis has published more than a dozen novels; multiple collections of short stories, poems, and essays; the definitive biography of Chester Himes; several books of musicology; and a translation of Raymond Queneau’s novel Saint Glinglin. His works have been shortlisted for the Anthony, Nebula, Edgar, Shamus, and Gold Dagger awards. The film version of his novel Drive won the Best Director Award at the Cannes International Film Festival, and his Lew Griffin books are in development for film. He plays guitar, French horn, mandolin, fiddle, sitar, and Dobro, both solo and with the band Three-Legged Dog.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English