Goats by Mark Jude Poirier audiobook

Goats

By Mark Jude Poirier
Read by Ray Porter

Dreamscape 9780786866809
8.71 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Fourteen year oldEllis is getting ready to leave the Southwest for a boarding school in theEast. This means leaving behind his mother, and the only real father figure hehas ever known, Goat Man. Goat Man has done more for Ellis than giving him hisfirst bong hit. He has maintained a home on Ellis’s mom’s property rent-freesince Ellis was a child, taking care of small tasks and raising a herd ofgoats-all the while teaching Ellis the meaning of stability, caretaking, andcommitment. WhileEllis is in boarding school, making the grade while staying (mostly) high, GoatMan rehearses for a journey he and Ellis will take during Ellis’ spring break,across the border with his pet goats. When they embark on their cross-deserttrek, they are forced to reevaluate a relationship they thought was the onlything that would never change in their crazy lives. Hilariousand intimate, Goats challenges the conventional idea of family and home, whiledrawing us deeper into Ellis’ journey into manhood. Mark Jude Poirier has anuncanny gift for chronicling the human condition and bringing to life a variedyet dispassionate landscape.

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Summary

Summary

Fourteen year oldEllis is getting ready to leave the Southwest for a boarding school in theEast. This means leaving behind his mother, and the only real father figure hehas ever known, Goat Man. Goat Man has done more for Ellis than giving him hisfirst bong hit. He has maintained a home on Ellis’s mom’s property rent-freesince Ellis was a child, taking care of small tasks and raising a herd ofgoats-all the while teaching Ellis the meaning of stability, caretaking, andcommitment.

WhileEllis is in boarding school, making the grade while staying (mostly) high, GoatMan rehearses for a journey he and Ellis will take during Ellis’ spring break,across the border with his pet goats. When they embark on their cross-deserttrek, they are forced to reevaluate a relationship they thought was the onlything that would never change in their crazy lives.

Hilariousand intimate, Goats challenges the conventional idea of family and home, whiledrawing us deeper into Ellis’ journey into manhood. Mark Jude Poirier has anuncanny gift for chronicling the human condition and bringing to life a variedyet dispassionate landscape.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of the most kinetic, most original young fiction writers we’ve read in a long time.” Esquire
“Engaging and usual…Goats is a hard-edged, clear-eyed, coming-of-age novel shot through with unexpected flashes of tenderness.” New York Times Book Review
“Engaging…Quiet, controlled and portentous…Goats pulls you along at a pace that never bores.” Seattle Times
“Illuminating…Humorous and pithy…A charmer of a first novel.” Denver Post

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Author

Author Bio: Mark Jude Poirier

Author Bio: Mark Jude Poirier

Mark Jude Poirier is a contemporary American novelist, short fiction writer, and screenwriter whose work often is set in the Southwestern United States.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English