The Way Home

By George Pelecanos (Audiobook, 2009)
Christopher Flynn is trying to get it right. After years of trouble and rebellion that enraged his father and nearly cost him his life, he has a steady job in his father's company, he's seriously dating a woman he respects, and, aside from the distrust that lingers in his father's eyes, his mistakes are firmly in the past.

One day on the job, Chris and his partner come across a temptation almost too big to resist. Chris does the right thing, but old habits and instincts rise to the surface, threatening this new-found stability with sudden treachery and violence. With his father and his most trusted friends, he takes one last chance to blast past the demons trying to pull him back.

Like Richard Price or William Kennedy, Pelecanos pushes his characters to the extremes, their redemption that much sweeter because it is so hard fought. Pelecanos has long been celebrated for his unerring ability to portray the conflicts men feel as they search and struggle for power and love in a world that is often harsh and unforgiving but can ultimately be filled with beauty.
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    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $19.98 US/$22.98 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781600247323

    • On Sale Date: 05/12/2009

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Audiobook, Electronic Book

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Christopher Flynn is trying to get it right. After years of trouble and rebellion that enraged his father and nearly cost him his life, he has a steady job in his father's company, he's seriously dating a woman he respects, and, aside from the distrust that lingers in his father's eyes, his mistakes are firmly in the past.

One day on the job, Chris and his partner come across a temptation almost too big to resist. Chris does the right thing, but old habits and instincts rise to the surface, threatening this new-found stability with sudden treachery and violence. With his father and his most trusted friends, he takes one last chance to blast past the demons trying to pull him back.

Like Richard Price or William Kennedy, Pelecanos pushes his characters to the extremes, their redemption that much sweeter because it is so hard fought. Pelecanos has long been celebrated for his unerring ability to portray the conflicts men feel as they search and struggle for power and love in a world that is often harsh and unforgiving but can ultimately be filled with beauty.

George Pelecanos is an independent film producer, an essayist, the recipient of numerous international writing awards, a producer and an Emmy-nominated writer on the HBO hit series "The Wire," and the author of a bestselling series of novels set in and around Washington, D.C.

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  • For THE TURNAROUND:

    "It's a mature story, told with easy mastery, and no one who cares about...excellence in American writing should miss it." (Washington Post).

  • "George Pelecanos is one of the most literary of America's crime writers."  (Associated Press).

  • "Pelecanos does what few, if any, American writers do: He tells the truth. Twain told the truth; Faulkner toyed with the truth; Hemingway told his version of the truth and Chandler certainly told a cold, cynical truth. Pelecanos' truth is from deep in the heart, from places where red blood cells know more than all the sweet, heady words truth usually hides behind." (Chicago Sun-Times).

  • "Few novelists have chronicled urban crime as convincingly as George Pelecanos." (Wall Street Journal).

  • "Mr. Pelecanos is a writer with formidable gifts." (Wall Street Journal).

  •  "One of the finest novels of the year." (Los Angeles Times).

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The Way Home
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $19.98 US/$22.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 540
  • ISBN-13: 9781600247323
  • On Sale Date: 05/12/2009
The Way Home