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Reap (Digital Audiobook)

By Eric Rickstad, R. C. Bray (Narrator)

Publication Date: February 15, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD (2/16/2016)
Compact Disc (2/16/2016)
MP3 CD (2/16/2016)
Compact Disc (2/16/2016)
Hardcover (2/7/2000)

Description

Like a cross between Denis Johnson's Already Dead and David Lynch's Blue Velvet, Reap draws us into the hot, still air of a summer backwoods at whose fringes lurk danger and epiphany. Jessup Burke, a lonely, naive sixteen-year-old, has grown up without a father in a jobless, indifferent logging town. Out of high school a year early, he now bikes through the woods with his fishing gear, daydreaming of his sweetheart and their secret "home" in an abandoned farmhouse. When Reg, an embittered, paranoid recluse fresh out of jail for growing marijuana, encounters Jessup hitchhiking, he is at first drawn to the boy's easily manipulated naïveté, but the two soon become irreversibly bound. As Jessup unknowingly participates in Reg's perilous, criminal behavior, he also endangers himself when his relationship with Marigold, Reg's younger, married sister, goes beyond friendship.



Jessup's rude awakening into adulthood is rendered in sure and supple prose in this dramatic, action-packed novel.


About the Author

R. C. Bray is an Audie and AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. An accomplished producer and voice-over artist, his voice can be heard in countless TV and radio commercials. He lives in New England with his wife and three children.