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Cry Father

Benjamin Whitmer

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In the tradition of Cormac McCarthy and Larry Brown comes a haunting story about men, their fathers, their sons, and the legacy of violence. For Patterson Wells, disaster is the norm. Working alongside dangerous, desperate, itinerant men as a tree clearer in disaster zones, he's still dealing with the loss of his young son. Writing letters to the boy offers some solace. The bottle gives more. Upon a return trip to Colorado, Patterson stops to go fishing with an old acquaintance, only to find him in a meth-induced delirium and keeping a woman tied up in the bathtub. In the ensuing chain of events, which will test not only his future but his past, Patterson tries to do the right thing. Still, in the lives of those he knows, violence and justice have made of each other strange, intoxicating bedfellows. "Cry Father is strong medicine. It burns going down, but there's healing in that dose as well. It's a book that put me in the mind of my own Dad and made me think of my own duties as a father. And any book that can reach inside your heart and mind and force you to reflect on such things is doing something very, very right indeed." (Craig Davidson, author of Rust and Bone and Cataract City) "Whitmer writes about the rustbelt of life. Showing the seedy, the dark, and the things that others are afraid to show." (Frank Bill, author of Crimes in Southern Indiana) "Searing, spare, beautiful prose and characters who arrive on the page already well-worn. A pebble tossed into this novel reveals concentric waves of violence, guilt, culpability, shame, and vengeance - and yet when the surface settles, astonishingly, there is hope." (Sophie Littlefield, author of Garden of Stones and The Missing Place) "Since the death of Larry Brown there have been at least a dozen novelists touted as the heir to Brown's gritty throne. Needless to say, there have been few who've actually lived up to the promise. However, Benjamin Whitmer's stark debut [Pike] easily rivals Brown's most renowned novels." (Spinetingler Magazine)

Language:

English

Narrators:

T. Ryder Smith

Length:

6h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:31


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:48


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:27


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

10:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:39


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:57


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:51


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:00


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:52


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:22


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:49


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:50


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:17


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:56


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:41


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:57


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:41


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:52


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

11:52


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:44