Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson audiobook

Where the Dead Sit Talking

By Brandon Hobson
Read by Eric Michael Summerer

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio 9781616958879
6.48 Hours 1
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With his single mother in jail, Sequoyah, a fifteen-year-old Cherokee boy, is placed in foster care with the Troutt family. Literally and figuratively scarred by his unstable upbringing, Sequoyah has spent years mostly keeping to himself, living with his emotions pressed deep below the surface—that is, until he meets the seventeen-year-old Rosemary, another youth staying with the Troutts. Sequoyah and Rosemary bond over their shared Native American backgrounds and tumultuous paths through the foster care system, but as Sequoyah's feelings toward Rosemary deepen, the precariousness of their lives and the scars of their pasts threaten to undo them both.

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Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of Best Books Now in Paperbaxk

With his single mother in jail, Sequoyah, a fifteen-year-old Cherokee boy, is placed in foster care with the Troutt family. Literally and figuratively scarred by his unstable upbringing, Sequoyah has spent years mostly keeping to himself, living with his emotions pressed deep below the surface—that is, until he meets the seventeen-year-old Rosemary, another youth staying with the Troutts.

Sequoyah and Rosemary bond over their shared Native American backgrounds and tumultuous paths through the foster care system, but as Sequoyah's feelings toward Rosemary deepen, the precariousness of their lives and the scars of their pasts threaten to undo them both.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hobson’s tale reverberates with the hope of connection as it explores Native displacement and loss.” New York Times Book Review
“Soulful.” Dallas Morning News
“A strange and powerful Native American bildungsroman . . . this novel breathes with a dark, pulsing life of its own.” Tulsa Voice
“A masterly tale of life and death, hopes and fears, secrets and lies.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A smart, dark novel of adolescence, death, and rural secrets…Hobson’s narrative control is stunning, carrying the reader through scenes and timelines with verbal grace and sparse detail. Far more than a mere coming-of-age story, this is a remarkable and moving novel.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author Bio: Brandon Hobson

Author Bio: Brandon Hobson

Brandon Hobson is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation tribe. He is the author of several novels, including Where the Dead Sit Talking, a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction and winner of the Reading the West Book Award. His work has appeared in the Pushcart Prize anthology, The Believer, the Paris Review DailyConjunctionsNOON, and McSweeney’s, among other places. He is an assistant professor of creative writing at New Mexico State University and teaches in the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 6.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English