Fatherhood, and Other Stories by Thomas H. Cook audiobook

Fatherhood, and Other Stories

By Thomas H. Cook
Read by Fred Sullivan

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
4.77 Hours Unabridged
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Over his acclaimed career, Cook’s novels have haunted, riveted, and spellbound readers across the world, and his short stories are equally acclaimed. They range from the intensely focused world of “Fatherhood,” the Herodotus prize–winning title story, to the Edgar-nominated “Rain,” a dark, kaleidoscopic tale of Manhattan on a single, rain-swept night. “The Fix,” the story of a famous boxing fix that was, well, not a fix at all, was selected for inclusion in Best Mystery Stories of the Year. “What She Offered,” the gripping tale of a one-night stand, was included in The Best Noir Stories of the Century. Like Cook’s novels, the range of this collection is, itself, astonishing. From a backwoods Appalachian shack during the Depression (“Poor People”) to a Midwestern college campus in the throes of Sixties revolt (“The Sun-Gazer”) to a midtown Manhattan bookstore on Christmas Eve, “The Lessons of the Season,” this collection demonstrates precisely that, in the words of Michael Connelly, “no one tells a story better than Thomas H. Cook.”

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Summary

Summary

Over his acclaimed career, Cook’s novels have haunted, riveted, and spellbound readers across the world, and his short stories are equally acclaimed. They range from the intensely focused world of “Fatherhood,” the Herodotus prize–winning title story, to the Edgar-nominated “Rain,” a dark, kaleidoscopic tale of Manhattan on a single, rain-swept night. “The Fix,” the story of a famous boxing fix that was, well, not a fix at all, was selected for inclusion in Best Mystery Stories of the Year. “What She Offered,” the gripping tale of a one-night stand, was included in The Best Noir Stories of the Century.

Like Cook’s novels, the range of this collection is, itself, astonishing. From a backwoods Appalachian shack during the Depression (“Poor People”) to a Midwestern college campus in the throes of Sixties revolt (“The Sun-Gazer”) to a midtown Manhattan bookstore on Christmas Eve, “The Lessons of the Season,” this collection demonstrates precisely that, in the words of Michael Connelly, “no one tells a story better than Thomas H. Cook.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Thomas Cook has long been one of my favorite writers.” Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“All of the stories are filled with misunderstandings, misdirections, and misplaced resentments. Cook is a master yarn spinner brimming with imagination. Probably won’t make you smile, but it will certainly grab and hold your attention.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Thomas Cook writes like a wounded angel.” Peter Straub, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Thomas Cook’s night visions, seen through a lens darkly, are haunting.” New York Times Book Review
“Cook is one of the most suspenseful of crime-fiction writers.” Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Author

Author Bio: Thomas H. Cook

Author Bio: Thomas H. Cook

Thomas H. Cook was born in Fort Payne, Alabama, in 1947. He has been nominated for the Edgar Award seven times in five different categories. He received the best novel Edgar for The Chatham School Affair, the Martin Beck Award, the Herodotus Prize for best historical short story, and the Barry Award for best novel for Red Leaves, and has been nominated for numerous other awards.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English