Homeplace by John Lingan audiobook

Homeplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk

By John Lingan
Read by Andrew Eiden

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9780544932531
7.70 Hours Unabridged
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Winchester, Virginia is an emblematic American town. When John Lingan first traveled there, it was to seek out Jim McCoy: local honky-tonk owner and the DJ who first gave airtime to a brassy-voiced singer known as Patsy Cline, setting her on a course for fame that outlasted her tragically short life. What Lingan found was a town in the midst of an identity crisis. As the U.S. economy and American culture have transformed in recent decades, the ground under centuries-old social codes has shifted, throwing old folkways into chaos. Homeplace teases apart the tangle of class, race, and family origin that still defines the town, and illuminates questions that now dominate our national conversation—about how we move into the future without pretending our past doesn't exist, about what we salvage and what we leave behind.

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Summary

Summary

Winchester, Virginia is an emblematic American town. When John Lingan first traveled there, it was to seek out Jim McCoy: local honky-tonk owner and the DJ who first gave airtime to a brassy-voiced singer known as Patsy Cline, setting her on a course for fame that outlasted her tragically short life. What Lingan found was a town in the midst of an identity crisis.

As the U.S. economy and American culture have transformed in recent decades, the ground under centuries-old social codes has shifted, throwing old folkways into chaos. Homeplace teases apart the tangle of class, race, and family origin that still defines the town, and illuminates questions that now dominate our national conversation—about how we move into the future without pretending our past doesn't exist, about what we salvage and what we leave behind.

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Editorial Reviews

“Like many of the best country songs, the book is sentimental in a way that makes you wonder why sentiment is such a dirty word.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: John Lingan

Author Bio: John Lingan

John Lingan has written for the Oxford American, Atlantic, BuzzFeed, the Baffler, Slate, the New Republic, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and many other places. He lives in Maryland.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Travel
Runtime: 7.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English