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Night Train

New and Selected Stories

By Thom Jones & Amy Bloom
Narrated by Amy Bloom, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Maxwell Hamilton, Jodi Carlisle, Will Collyer, Jim Meskimen, Adenrele Ojo, Cameron Bowen & Christine Lakin / 18 hours 9 minutes

A posthumous and definitive collection of new and selected stories by "virtuoso of the short story" (Esquire) and National Book Award finalist Thom Jones
"Jones was an oracle . . . It's impossible not to marvel at the urgency of these stories." --Wall Street Journal
This scorching collection from award-winning author Thom Jones features his best new short fiction alongside a selection of outstanding stories from three previous books. Jones's stories are full of high-octane, prose-drunk entertainment. His characters are grifters and drifters, rogues and ne'er-do-wells, would-be do-gooders whose human frailties usually get the better of them. Some are lovable, others are not, but each has an indelible and irresistible voice. They include Vietnam soldiers, amateur boxers, devoted doctors, strung-out advertising writers, pill poppers and veterans of the psych ward, and an unforgettable adolescent DJ radio host, among others.

The stories here are excursions into a unique world that veers between abject desperation and fleeting transcendence. Perhaps no other writer in recent memory could encapsulate in such short spaces the profound and the devastating, the poignant and the hallucinatory, with such an exquisite balance of darkness and light. Jones's fiction reveals again and again the resilience and grace of characters who refuse to succumb. In stories that can at once delight us with their wicked humor and sting us with their affecting pathos, Night Train perfectly captures the essence of this iconic American master, showcasing in a single collection the breadth of power of his inimitable fiction.

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Narrator Amy Bloom, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Maxwell Hamilton, Jodi Carlisle, Will Collyer, Jim Meskimen, Adenrele Ojo, Cameron Bowen & Christine Lakin
ISBN 9781549115912
Length 18 hours 9 minutes
Language English
Publisher Hachette Audio
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #44,176 Overall
Genre Rank #16,667 in Fiction & Literature
 
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