Whiskey When We're Dry

eAudio - unabridged
(15.40 hours)
Product Number: TCM3637
Released: 01 May, 2020
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
ISBN: #9781528899093
Narrator(s): Sophie Amoss
Publisher: W F Howes
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In the sweeping storytelling tradition of Larry McMurty's Lonesome Dove and Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain, Whiskey When We're Dry transcends the straight-and-narrow Western to land among the classics. In the spring of 1885, seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family's homestead. Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbours, she cuts her hair, binds her chest, saddles her beloved mare, and sets off across the mountains. Her goal? To find her gun-slinging fugitive brother Noah and bring him home. A talented sharpshooter herself, Jess's quest lands her in the employ of the territory's violent, capricious governor, whose militia is also hunting Noah - dead or alive. Wrestling with her brother's outlaw identity, and haunted by questions of her own, Jess must out-manoeuvre whose who underestimate her, ultimately rising to become a hero in her own right. Told in Jess's wholly original and unforgettable voice, the story brims with page-turning Western action, but its approach is modern and nuanced, touching on powerful issues from gender and sexuality to family and identity. “A powerful, impressive novel with a visceral sense of time and place.” TIMES “True Grit meets Blood Meridian meets Mulan” STUART NEVILLE “Whiskey When We're Dry transcends many of the genre's limitations” SUNDAY TIMES “The book is clearly a child of True Grit... but Whiskey When We re Dry plays it straight and Larison makes the reader believe in the unlikely premise through the remarkable skill with which Jess narrative voice is realised” TELEGRAPH “Larison imbues the romance and wide-open spaces of the classic western with modern gender and racial awareness, giving space to those left out of the classic Old West mythos, but the main draw is Jesse s narrative voice, all folksy eloquence peppered with grit and determination” HERALD SCOTLAND “The punch and intensity of the writing and the voice of Jess are rather remarkable...” DAILY MAIL

Author(s): John Larison
Original Publish Date: 01 May, 2020

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CD
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Author(s): John Larison
Narrator(s): Sophie Amoss
Product Number CX6088
Released: 01 May, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528899079
MP3 CD
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Author(s): John Larison
Narrator(s): Sophie Amoss
Product Number MPCD4890
Released: 01 May, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528899086
eBook
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Author(s): John Larison
Genre: Western
Product Number WEB268941
Released: 25 Jul, 2019
Business Term: Multiuse 75 Circ
Publisher: No Exit Press
ISBN: #9780857303196

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