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The debut of a major talent; a lyrical and emotional novel set in an archetypal small town in northeastern Ohio-a region ravaged by the Great Recession, an opioid crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan-depicting one feverish, fateful summer night in 2013 when four former cl... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781508264750
Barcode 9781508264750
Published 21 August 2018 by Simon & Schuster Audio
Format Audio CD/Audio
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Author(s) By Markley, Stephen
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ISBN-13 9781508264750
ISBN-10 1508264759
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
Imprint Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date 21 August 2018
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Markley, Stephen
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 142mm
Spine: 44mm
Weight 318g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress City and town life, Interpersonal relations, Audiobooks, Ohio, Life change events
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

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The debut of a major talent; a lyrical and emotional novel set in an archetypal small town in northeastern Ohio-a region ravaged by the Great Recession, an opioid crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan-depicting one feverish, fateful summer night in 2013 when four former classmates converge on their hometown, each with a mission, all haunted by the ghosts of their shared histories. Since the turn of the century, a generation has come of age knowing only war, recession, political gridlock, racial hostility, and a simmering fear of environmental calamity. In the country's forgotten pockets, where industry long ago fled, where foreclosures, Walmarts, and opiates riddle the land, death rates for rural whites have skyrocketed, fueled by suicide, addiction and a rampant sense of marginalization and disillusionment. This is the world the characters in Stephen Markley's brilliant debut novel, Ohio, inherit. This is New Canaan. On one fateful summer night in 2013, four former classmates converge on the rust belt town where they grew up, each of them with a mission, all of them haunted by regrets, secrets, lost loves. There's Bill Ashcraft, an alcoholic, drug-abusing activist, whose fruitless ambitions have taken him from Cambodia to Zuccotti Park to New Orleans, and now back to The Cane with a mysterious package strapped to the underside of his truck; Stacey Moore, a doctoral candidate reluctantly confronting the mother of her former lover; Dan Eaton, a shy veteran of three tours in Iraq, home for a dinner date with the high school sweetheart he's tried to forget; and the beautiful, fragile Tina Ross, whose rendezvous with the captain of the football team triggers the novel's shocking climax. At once a murder mystery and a social critique, Ohio ingeniously captures the fractured zeitgeist of a nation through the viewfinder of an embattled Midwestern town and offers a prescient vision for America at the dawn of a turbulent new age.

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Author's Bio

Stephen Markley is an author, screenwriter, and journalist. A graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop, Markley's previous books include the memoir Publish This Book: The Unbelievable True Story of How I Wrote, Sold, and Published This Very Book, and the travelogue Tales of Iceland. He lives in Los Angeles.

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