Made in the U.S.A.

By Billie Letts (Audiobook, 2008)
Luttie McFee's history has taught her to avoid attachments...to people, to places, and to almost everything. With her mother long dead and her father long gone to find his fortune in Las Vegas, 15-year-old Luttie lives in the god-forsaken town of Yankton, South Dakota with her nine-year-old brother, Fate, and Floy Satterfield, the 300-pound ex-girlfriend of her father. While Lutie shoplifts for kicks, Fate spends most of his time reading, watching weird TV shows and worrying about global warming and the endangerment of pandas. As if their life is not dismal enough, one day, while shopping in their local Wal-Mart, Floy keels over and the two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in Floy's old Pontiac. Choosing the latter, they head off to Las Vegas in search of a father who has no known address, no phone number and, clearly, no interest in the kids he left behind.

MADE IN THE USA is the alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming story of two gutsy children who must discover how cruel, unfair and frightening the world is before they come to a place they can finally call home.
  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $14.98 US/$16.98 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781600242083

    • On Sale Date: 06/19/2008

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    • Imprint: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Audiobook, Electronic Book

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Luttie McFee's history has taught her to avoid attachments...to people, to places, and to almost everything. With her mother long dead and her father long gone to find his fortune in Las Vegas, 15-year-old Luttie lives in the god-forsaken town of Yankton, South Dakota with her nine-year-old brother, Fate, and Floy Satterfield, the 300-pound ex-girlfriend of her father. While Lutie shoplifts for kicks, Fate spends most of his time reading, watching weird TV shows and worrying about global warming and the endangerment of pandas. As if their life is not dismal enough, one day, while shopping in their local Wal-Mart, Floy keels over and the two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in Floy's old Pontiac. Choosing the latter, they head off to Las Vegas in search of a father who has no known address, no phone number and, clearly, no interest in the kids he left behind.

MADE IN THE USA is the alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming story of two gutsy children who must discover how cruel, unfair and frightening the world is before they come to a place they can finally call home.

Billie Letts is the author of numerous highly acclaimed short stories, screenplays and three beloved novels. A former University professor, she lives in Tulsa with her husband, Dennis.
  • "Prize winning writers may have to move over to make room for Billie Letts."
    (Dallas Morning News).

  • "Letts's writing shines." (San Francisco Examiner).

  • "Billie Letts has a fresh and engaging voice...[she] leads the reader on a never-to-be-forgotten journey." (Anne Rivers Siddons).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

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Made in the U.S.A.
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $14.98 US/$16.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 540
  • ISBN-13: 9781600242083
  • On Sale Date: 06/19/2008
Made in the U.S.A.