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Million Dollar Road

Amy Conner

Set in the heart of Louisiana, Amy Conner's spellbinding new novel tells of a young woman yearning for a better existence-and of the secret longings that will change the lives of all those around her. Eighteen-year-old Lireinne Hooten has always been on the lowest rung of the ladder. Abandoned by her mother, Lireinne lives with her stepfather in an old trailer on Million Dollar Road. Every day she walks the long mile, through a canopy of live oaks, to her job at the world's largest alligator farm. Shy and overweight in high school, Lireinne has become lean and resilient from months of hosing out the huge cement barns. And just like Snowball-the enormous, all-white alligator she feeds illicit treats every day-she's hungry to be free. Lireinne's boss, Con Costello, is powerful, attractive, and used to getting exactly what he desires. Now that he's noticed Lireinne's haunting beauty, he wants her too. But unlike Con's needy second wife, Lizzie, or Emma, his still heartbroken ex, Lireinne isn't interested. Undeterred, Con's growing obsession will upend all their lives-compelling Lizzie to confront the hard truth about her marriage, pushing Emma past her self-imposed isolation and back into the world. And for Lireinne, it will lead to an unexpected chance to redefine herself, far away from her past and from Million Dollar Road. Insightful and atmospheric, Million Dollar Road is a richly observed novel of our most keenly felt appetites-for love, acceptance, and a place to belong.

Set in the heart of Louisiana, Amy Conner's spellbinding new novel tells of a young woman yearning for a better existence-and of the secret longings that will change the lives of all those around her. Eighteen-year-old Lireinne Hooten has always been on the lowest rung of the ladder. Abandoned by her mother, Lireinne lives with her stepfather in an old trailer on Million Dollar Road. Every day she walks the long mile, through a canopy of live oaks, to her job at the world's largest alligator farm. Shy and overweight in high school, Lireinne has become lean and resilient from months of hosing out the huge cement barns. And just like Snowball-the enormous, all-white alligator she feeds illicit treats every day-she's hungry to be free. Lireinne's boss, Con Costello, is powerful, attractive, and used to getting exactly what he desires. Now that he's noticed Lireinne's haunting beauty, he wants her too. But unlike Con's needy second wife, Lizzie, or Emma, his still heartbroken ex, Lireinne isn't interested. Undeterred, Con's growing obsession will upend all their lives-compelling Lizzie to confront the hard truth about her marriage, pushing Emma past her self-imposed isolation and back into the world. And for Lireinne, it will lead to an unexpected chance to redefine herself, far away from her past and from Million Dollar Road. Insightful and atmospheric, Million Dollar Road is a richly observed novel of our most keenly felt appetites-for love, acceptance, and a place to belong.
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Set in the heart of Louisiana, Amy Conner's spellbinding new novel tells of a young woman yearning for a better existence-and of the secret longings that will change the lives of all those around her. Eighteen-year-old Lireinne Hooten has always been on the lowest rung of the ladder. Abandoned by her mother, Lireinne lives with her stepfather in an old trailer on Million Dollar Road. Every day she walks the long mile, through a canopy of live oaks, to her job at the world's largest alligator farm. Shy and overweight in high school, Lireinne has become lean and resilient from months of hosing out the huge cement barns. And just like Snowball-the enormous, all-white alligator she feeds illicit treats every day-she's hungry to be free. Lireinne's boss, Con Costello, is powerful, attractive, and used to getting exactly what he desires. Now that he's noticed Lireinne's haunting beauty, he wants her too. But unlike Con's needy second wife, Lizzie, or Emma, his still heartbroken ex, Lireinne isn't interested. Undeterred, Con's growing obsession will upend all their lives-compelling Lizzie to confront the hard truth about her marriage, pushing Emma past her self-imposed isolation and back into the world. And for Lireinne, it will lead to an unexpected chance to redefine herself, far away from her past and from Million Dollar Road. Insightful and atmospheric, Million Dollar Road is a richly observed novel of our most keenly felt appetites-for love, acceptance, and a place to belong.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Bennett

Length:

16h 8m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:28


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

57:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

43:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

44:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

39:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

49:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

41:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

39:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

34:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

33:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

41:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

34:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

40:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

45:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

54:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

31:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

33:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:22