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Flying Shoes

Lisa Howorth

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

***Bloomsbury lead summer fiction 2014 Mary Byrd Thornton could understand how a reporter couldn' t resist the story: a nine-year-old boy sexually molested and killed on Mother's Day, 1966. A suspect to whom nothing would stick. A neighborhood riddled with secrets. No one, especially the bungling or complicit authorities, had been able to solve the crime. Now, thirty years later, the reporter' s call will reel a reluctant Mary Byrd from Mississippi back to Virginia where she must confront her family-- and, once again, the murder' s irremovable stain of tragedy. Lisa Howorth' s remarkable Flying Shoes is a work of fiction, but the murder is based on the still-unsolved case of her stepbrother, a front page story in the Washington Post. And yet this is not a crime novel; it is an honest and luminous story of a particular time and place in the South, where even calamitous weather can be a character, everyone has a story, and all are inextricably entwined. With a flamboyant cast, splendid dark humor, a potent sense of history, and a shocking true story at its heart, Flying Shoes is a rich and candid novel from a fresh new southern voice about family and memory and one woman' s flight from a wounded past.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Debra Winger

Length:

11h 38m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

51:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

49:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

57:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

45:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

51:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

55:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

39:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

42:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

45:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:07:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

56:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

57:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:08