Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann audiobook

Olympus, Texas: A Novel

By Stacey Swann
Read by Karissa Vacker

Random House Audio
10.29 Hours 1
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A Good Morning America Book Club Pick! • Longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s 2021 First Novel Prize "The Iliad meets Friday Night Lights in this muscular, captivating debut." —Oprah Daily   "Wildly entertaining." —Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls   A bighearted debut with technicolor characters, plenty of Texas swagger, and a powder keg of a plot in which marriages struggle, rivalries flare, and secrets explode, all with a clever wink toward classical mythology. The Briscoe family is once again the talk of their small town when March returns to East Texas two years after he was caught having an affair with his brother's wife. His mother, June, hardly welcomes him back with open arms. Her husband's own past affairs have made her tired of being the long-suffering spouse. Is it, perhaps, time for a change? Within days of March's arrival, someone is dead, marriages are upended, and even the strongest of alliances are shattered. In the end, the ties that hold them together might be exactly what drag them all down. An expansive tour de force, Olympus, Texas cleverly weaves elements of classical mythology into a thoroughly modern family saga, rich in drama and psychological complexity. After all, at some point, don't we all wonder: What good is this destructive force we call love?

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Summary

Summary

An Oprah Magazine Pick of Best Books of the Month

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick in Fiction

A Good Morning America Book Club Pick

A Good Morning America Book Club Pick! • Longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s 2021 First Novel Prize "The Iliad meets Friday Night Lights in this muscular, captivating debut." —Oprah Daily   "Wildly entertaining." —Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls   A bighearted debut with technicolor characters, plenty of Texas swagger, and a powder keg of a plot in which marriages struggle, rivalries flare, and secrets explode, all with a clever wink toward classical mythology. The Briscoe family is once again the talk of their small town when March returns to East Texas two years after he was caught having an affair with his brother's wife. His mother, June, hardly welcomes him back with open arms. Her husband's own past affairs have made her tired of being the long-suffering spouse. Is it, perhaps, time for a change? Within days of March's arrival, someone is dead, marriages are upended, and even the strongest of alliances are shattered. In the end, the ties that hold them together might be exactly what drag them all down. An expansive tour de force, Olympus, Texas cleverly weaves elements of classical mythology into a thoroughly modern family saga, rich in drama and psychological complexity. After all, at some point, don't we all wonder: What good is this destructive force we call love?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The most wildly entertaining novel I’ve read in a long time.” Richard Russo, New York Times bestselling author
“The Iliad meets Friday Night Lights in this muscular, captivating debut that reimagines Greek myths in a backwater east Texas town. The abrupt arrival of a ne’er-do-well son disrupts the fragile balance amid a family plagued by erotic trysts, broken promises, and social envy.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“There is a surplus of buried hurt and unspoken disappointments within the Briscoe family. It may be difficult for these characters to realize their flaws and tangled desires, but it sure is pleasurable to read about them…I experienced the characters’ grief and regret as if they were my own.” New York Times Book Review
“This epic makes the most of its vivid Texan setting, becoming as well a love letter to the state’s rugged beauty and homegrown familiarity…This teems with skillfully evoked drama and tragedy.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author Bio: Stacey Swann

Author Bio: Stacey Swann

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English