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Southern Cross the Dog - A Novel

Bill Cheng

An epic odyssey in which a young man must choose between the lure of the future and the claims of the past With clouds looming ominously on the horizon, a group of children play among the roots of the gnarled Bone Tree. Their games will be interrupted by a merciless storm-bringing with it the Great Flood of 1927-but not before Robert Chatham shares his first kiss with the beautiful young Dora. The flood destroys their homes, disperses their families, and wrecks their innocence. But for Robert, a boy whose family has already survived unspeakable pain, that single kiss will sustain him for years to come. Losing virtually everything in the storm's aftermath, Robert embarks on a journey through the Mississippi hinterland-from a desperate refugee camp to the fiery brothel Hotel Beau-Miel and into the state's fearsome swamp, meeting piano-playing hustlers, well-intentioned whores, and a family of fierce and wild fur trappers along the way. But trouble follows close on his heels, fueling Robert's conviction that he's marked by the devil and nearly destroying his will to survive. And just when he seems to shake off his demons, he's forced to make an impossible choice that will test him as never before. Teeming with language that voices both the savage beauty and the complex humanity of the American South, Southern Cross the Dog is a tour de force of literary imagination that heralds the arrival of a major new voice in fiction.

An epic odyssey in which a young man must choose between the lure of the future and the claims of the past With clouds looming ominously on the horizon, a group of children play among the roots of the gnarled Bone Tree. Their games will be interrupted by a merciless storm-bringing with it the Great Flood of 1927-but not before Robert Chatham shares his first kiss with the beautiful young Dora. The flood destroys their homes, disperses their families, and wrecks their innocence. But for Robert, a boy whose family has already survived unspeakable pain, that single kiss will sustain him for years to come. Losing virtually everything in the storm's aftermath, Robert embarks on a journey through the Mississippi hinterland-from a desperate refugee camp to the fiery brothel Hotel Beau-Miel and into the state's fearsome swamp, meeting piano-playing hustlers, well-intentioned whores, and a family of fierce and wild fur trappers along the way. But trouble follows close on his heels, fueling Robert's conviction that he's marked by the devil and nearly destroying his will to survive. And just when he seems to shake off his demons, he's forced to make an impossible choice that will test him as never before. Teeming with language that voices both the savage beauty and the complex humanity of the American South, Southern Cross the Dog is a tour de force of literary imagination that heralds the arrival of a major new voice in fiction.
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An epic odyssey in which a young man must choose between the lure of the future and the claims of the past With clouds looming ominously on the horizon, a group of children play among the roots of the gnarled Bone Tree. Their games will be interrupted by a merciless storm-bringing with it the Great Flood of 1927-but not before Robert Chatham shares his first kiss with the beautiful young Dora. The flood destroys their homes, disperses their families, and wrecks their innocence. But for Robert, a boy whose family has already survived unspeakable pain, that single kiss will sustain him for years to come. Losing virtually everything in the storm's aftermath, Robert embarks on a journey through the Mississippi hinterland-from a desperate refugee camp to the fiery brothel Hotel Beau-Miel and into the state's fearsome swamp, meeting piano-playing hustlers, well-intentioned whores, and a family of fierce and wild fur trappers along the way. But trouble follows close on his heels, fueling Robert's conviction that he's marked by the devil and nearly destroying his will to survive. And just when he seems to shake off his demons, he's forced to make an impossible choice that will test him as never before. Teeming with language that voices both the savage beauty and the complex humanity of the American South, Southern Cross the Dog is a tour de force of literary imagination that heralds the arrival of a major new voice in fiction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Prentice Onayemi

Length:

10h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

30:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

57:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

56:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

30:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

38:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

56:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:56