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This Dark Road to Mercy - A Novel

Wiley Cash

Hailed as "mesmerizing" (New York Times Book Review) and "as if Cormac McCarthy decided to rewrite Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird" (Richmond Times-Dispatch), A Land More Kind Than Home made Wiley Cash an instant literary sensation. His resonant new novel, This Dark Road to Mercy, is a tale of love and atonement, blood and vengeance, a story that involves two young sisters, a wayward father, and an enemy determined to see him pay for his sins. When their mother dies unexpectedly, twelve-year-old Easter Quillby and her six-year-old sister, Ruby, are shuffled into the foster care system in Gastonia, North Carolina, a little town not far from the Appalachian Mountains. But just as they settle into their new life, their errant father, Wade, an ex-minor league baseball player whom they haven't seen in years, suddenly reappears and steals them away in the middle of the night. Brady Weller, the girls' court-appointed guardian, begins looking for Wade, and quickly turns up unsettling information linking him to a multimillion-dollar robbery. But Brady isn't the only one hunting him. Also on the trail is Robert Pruitt, a mercurial man nursing a years-old vendetta, a man determined to find Wade and claim what he believes he is owed. The combination of Cash's evocative and intimate Southern voice and those of the alternating narrators, Easter, Brady, and Pruitt, brings this soulful story vividly to life. At once captivating and heartbreaking, This Dark Road to Mercy is a testament to the unbreakable bonds of family and the primal desire to outrun a past that refuses to let go.

Hailed as "mesmerizing" (New York Times Book Review) and "as if Cormac McCarthy decided to rewrite Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird" (Richmond Times-Dispatch), A Land More Kind Than Home made Wiley Cash an instant literary sensation. His resonant new novel, This Dark Road to Mercy, is a tale of love and atonement, blood and vengeance, a story that involves two young sisters, a wayward father, and an enemy determined to see him pay for his sins. When their mother dies unexpectedly, twelve-year-old Easter Quillby and her six-year-old sister, Ruby, are shuffled into the foster care system in Gastonia, North Carolina, a little town not far from the Appalachian Mountains. But just as they settle into their new life, their errant father, Wade, an ex-minor league baseball player whom they haven't seen in years, suddenly reappears and steals them away in the middle of the night. Brady Weller, the girls' court-appointed guardian, begins looking for Wade, and quickly turns up unsettling information linking him to a multimillion-dollar robbery. But Brady isn't the only one hunting him. Also on the trail is Robert Pruitt, a mercurial man nursing a years-old vendetta, a man determined to find Wade and claim what he believes he is owed. The combination of Cash's evocative and intimate Southern voice and those of the alternating narrators, Easter, Brady, and Pruitt, brings this soulful story vividly to life. At once captivating and heartbreaking, This Dark Road to Mercy is a testament to the unbreakable bonds of family and the primal desire to outrun a past that refuses to let go.
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Hailed as "mesmerizing" (New York Times Book Review) and "as if Cormac McCarthy decided to rewrite Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird" (Richmond Times-Dispatch), A Land More Kind Than Home made Wiley Cash an instant literary sensation. His resonant new novel, This Dark Road to Mercy, is a tale of love and atonement, blood and vengeance, a story that involves two young sisters, a wayward father, and an enemy determined to see him pay for his sins. When their mother dies unexpectedly, twelve-year-old Easter Quillby and her six-year-old sister, Ruby, are shuffled into the foster care system in Gastonia, North Carolina, a little town not far from the Appalachian Mountains. But just as they settle into their new life, their errant father, Wade, an ex-minor league baseball player whom they haven't seen in years, suddenly reappears and steals them away in the middle of the night. Brady Weller, the girls' court-appointed guardian, begins looking for Wade, and quickly turns up unsettling information linking him to a multimillion-dollar robbery. But Brady isn't the only one hunting him. Also on the trail is Robert Pruitt, a mercurial man nursing a years-old vendetta, a man determined to find Wade and claim what he believes he is owed. The combination of Cash's evocative and intimate Southern voice and those of the alternating narrators, Easter, Brady, and Pruitt, brings this soulful story vividly to life. At once captivating and heartbreaking, This Dark Road to Mercy is a testament to the unbreakable bonds of family and the primal desire to outrun a past that refuses to let go.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jenna Lamia, Erik Bergmann, Scott Sowers

Length:

7h 54m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:14


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

17:07


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

25:31


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

12:35


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

14:48


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

25:22


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

12:58


Part 3
Part 3

19:23


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

19:03


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

18:22


Part 5, Chapter 10
Part 5, Chapter 10

08:14


Part 5, Chapter 11
Part 5, Chapter 11

04:04


Part 5, Chapter 12
Part 5, Chapter 12

36:36


Part 6, Chapter 13
Part 6, Chapter 13

11:11


Part 6, Chapter 14
Part 6, Chapter 14

23:06


Part 7
Part 7

15:33


Part 8
Part 8

14:37


Part 9
Part 9

09:31


Part 10, Chapter 18
Part 10, Chapter 18

09:34


Part 10, Chapter 19
Part 10, Chapter 19

11:10


Part 11
Part 11

26:47


Part 12
Part 12

25:02


Part 13
Part 13

09:38


Part 14, Chapter 23
Part 14, Chapter 23

06:23


Part 14, Chapter 24
Part 14, Chapter 24

15:56


Part 14, Chapter 25
Part 14, Chapter 25

08:58


Part 15
Part 15

10:45


Part 16
Part 16

02:48


Part 17
Part 17

05:43


Part 18
Part 18

12:17


Part 19
Part 19

02:05


Part 20
Part 20

04:49


Part 21
Part 21

01:20


Part 22
Part 22

07:30


Part 23, Chapter 34
Part 23, Chapter 34

16:01


Part 23, Chapter 35
Part 23, Chapter 35

07:29


Part 23, Chapter 36
Part 23, Chapter 36

00:51