Slam by Lewis Shiner audiobook

Slam

By Lewis Shiner
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Blackstone Publishing 9781596064195
6.75 Hours Unabridged
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Slam isa bright and acerbic depiction of the slacker culture of Texas and a testament toa lost and found generation. Dave stepped out of Bastrop Federal Prison aftera six-month stretch for tax evasion and into the home of one MargueriteJohnson, a.k.a. the Old Lady. The Old Lady passed on, leaving her house and herfortune to her twenty-three cats. But the cats need a caretaker—or so hethinks. There are others with an eye on the Johnson estate, and soon Dave iscaught up in a whirlwind of anarchists, gold diggers, skateboard punks,lawyers, hackers, and arsonists—a population of dropouts and misfits who willdo anything to avoid doing anything.

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Slam isa bright and acerbic depiction of the slacker culture of Texas and a testament toa lost and found generation. Dave stepped out of Bastrop Federal Prison aftera six-month stretch for tax evasion and into the home of one MargueriteJohnson, a.k.a. the Old Lady. The Old Lady passed on, leaving her house and herfortune to her twenty-three cats. But the cats need a caretaker—or so hethinks. There are others with an eye on the Johnson estate, and soon Dave iscaught up in a whirlwind of anarchists, gold diggers, skateboard punks,lawyers, hackers, and arsonists—a population of dropouts and misfits who willdo anything to avoid doing anything.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A clear-eyed journey though a brilliantly observed parcel of the new American weirdness. Funny, moving, and admirably human.” William Gibson, New York Times bestselling author
“Clear as the lacquer on a skater’s new deck.” Washington Post
“It takes a laid-back squint at reality and then slips into an alternative groove all its own.” Boston  Sunday Globe
“Light, fast-moving, and hard-edged.” San Francisco Chronicle
Slam is must reading—an anthem—for IRS parolees who skate. For the rest of us it’s just a quirky joy of a novel, one that happens to be thought provoking.” Houston Chronicle
“An unqualified delight.” Publishers Weekly
“Realism, idealism, and fantasy are skillfully interwoven into a novel of personal adjustment and rebellion.” Library Journal
“A beautifully understated comic nightmare about an ex-con’s misbegotten attempts to tread the straight and narrow outside the slammer…After a series of plot twists worthy of Thomas Pynchon or Joe Orton…Shiner does manage a happy ending as magically unexpected as pulling twenty-three cats out of a hat.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Lewis Shiner

Author Bio: Lewis Shiner

Lewis Shiner is the award-winning author of the novels Dark Tangos, Say Goodbye, and Glimpses, among others. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English