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The Death of Sweet Mister - A Novel

Daniel Woodrell

Shug Akins is a lonely, overweight thirteen-year-old boy. His mother, Glenda, is the one person who loves him--she calls him Sweet Mister and attempts to boost his confidence and give him hope for his future. Shuggie's purported father, Red, is a brutal man with a short fuse who mocks and despises the boy. Into this small-town Ozarks mix comes Jimmy Vin Pearce, with his shiny green T-bird and his smart city clothes. When he and Glenda begin a torrid affair, a series of violent events is inevitably set in motion. The outcome will break your heart. "This is Daniel Woodrell's third book set in the Ozarks and, like the other two, Give Us a Kiss and Tomato Red, it peels back the layers from lives already made bare by poverty and petty crime." --Otto Penzler, "Penzler Pick, 2001"

Shug Akins is a lonely, overweight thirteen-year-old boy. His mother, Glenda, is the one person who loves him--she calls him Sweet Mister and attempts to boost his confidence and give him hope for his future. Shuggie's purported father, Red, is a brutal man with a short fuse who mocks and despises the boy. Into this small-town Ozarks mix comes Jimmy Vin Pearce, with his shiny green T-bird and his smart city clothes. When he and Glenda begin a torrid affair, a series of violent events is inevitably set in motion. The outcome will break your heart. "This is Daniel Woodrell's third book set in the Ozarks and, like the other two, Give Us a Kiss and Tomato Red, it peels back the layers from lives already made bare by poverty and petty crime." --Otto Penzler, "Penzler Pick, 2001"
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Shug Akins is a lonely, overweight thirteen-year-old boy. His mother, Glenda, is the one person who loves him--she calls him Sweet Mister and attempts to boost his confidence and give him hope for his future. Shuggie's purported father, Red, is a brutal man with a short fuse who mocks and despises the boy. Into this small-town Ozarks mix comes Jimmy Vin Pearce, with his shiny green T-bird and his smart city clothes. When he and Glenda begin a torrid affair, a series of violent events is inevitably set in motion. The outcome will break your heart. "This is Daniel Woodrell's third book set in the Ozarks and, like the other two, Give Us a Kiss and Tomato Red, it peels back the layers from lives already made bare by poverty and petty crime." --Otto Penzler, "Penzler Pick, 2001"

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicholas Tecosky

Length:

4h 47m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:21