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Battleborn

by Vaye Watkins Claire Author · Tom Ahn Ali Narrator

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Like the work of Cormac McCarthy, Denis Johnson, Richard Ford, and Annie Proulx, Battleborn represents a near-perfect confluence of sensibility and setting, and the introduction of an exceptionally powerful and original literary voice. In each of these ten unforgettable stories, Claire Vaye Watkins writes her way fearlessly into the mythology of the American West, utterly reimagining it. Her characters orbit around the region's vast spaces, winning redemption despite - and often because of - the hardship and violence they endure. The arrival of a foreigner transforms the exchange of eroticism and emotion at a prostitution ranch. A prospecting hermit discovers the limits of his rugged individualism when he tries to rescue an abused teenager. Decades after she led her best friend into a degrading encounter in a Vegas hotel room, a woman feels the aftershock. Most bravely of all, Watkins takes on - and reinvents - her own troubled legacy in a story that emerges from the mayhem and destruction of Helter Skelter. Arcing from the sweeping and sublime to the minute and personal, from Gold Rush to ghost town to desert to brothel, the collection echoes not only in its title but also in its fierce, undefeated spirit the motto of her home state.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Recorded Books
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2014

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 223.5 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 223.4 MB

Creators

Narrator :
Tom Stechschulte
Author :
Vaye Watkins Claire
Narrator :
Tom Ahn Ali
Narrator :
Hallett Morgan
Narrator :
Marno Mozhan
Narrator :
Keating Laura Knight
Narrator :
Orton Kevin
Narrator :
Smith T. Ryder
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