The Turnaround by George P. Pelecanos audiobook

The Turnaround

By George P. Pelecanos
Read by Dion Graham

Hachette Book Group
8.80 Hours 1
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On a hot summer afternoon in 1972, three teenagers drove into an unfamiliar neighborhood and six lives were altered forever. Thirty-five years later, one survivor of that day reaches out to another, opening a door that could lead to salvation. But another survivor is now out of prison looking for reparation in any form he can find it. The Turnaround takes us on a journey from the rock-and-roll streets of the 1970s to the changing neighborhoods of DC today, from the diners and auto garages of the city to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where wounded men and women have returned to the world in a time of war.

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Summary

Summary

On a hot summer afternoon in 1972, three teenagers drove into an unfamiliar neighborhood and six lives were altered forever. Thirty-five years later, one survivor of that day reaches out to another, opening a door that could lead to salvation. But another survivor is now out of prison looking for reparation in any form he can find it. The Turnaround takes us on a journey from the rock-and-roll streets of the 1970s to the changing neighborhoods of DC today, from the diners and auto garages of the city to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where wounded men and women have returned to the world in a time of war.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“ Pelecanos tells a tight, suspenseful story. Ans he packs enough of a wallop to put The Turnaround on an express buss of its own.” New York Times
“Mr. Pelecanos is a writer with formidable gifts. He builds a suspenseful story, both harsh and humane, and resolves it in a satisfying and plausible way. And like the best social realists, he shows an understanding of each of his characters, from the least sympathetic to the most benign.” Wall Street Journal
“There are moments in The Turnaround when George Pelecanos so perfectly evokes the 1970s that those of us who lived through that time may for a brief moment forget we’re living in a different century…The Turnaround may reflect this thoughtful writer’s unflinching belief in the human capacity for love and forgiveness.” USA Today
“One of the finest novels of the year…Although Pelecanos pays homage to his crime-writing roots…it is the central question of how men can have purpose and atone for their sins that makes The Turnaround an indelible read.” Los Angeles Times
“No one who cares about excellence in American writing should miss it.” Washington Post
“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’s 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
“Pelecanos is a virtuoso at finding the darker corners of love, loyalty, racism, rivalry, and hope.” Seattle Times

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Author Bio: George P. Pelecanos

Author Bio: George P. Pelecanos

George Pelecanos is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels set in and around Washington, DC. His works have earned him the Raymond Chandler Award in Italy, the Falcon Award in Japan, and the Grand Prix Du Roman Noir in France. He is also an independent-film producer, an essayist, and a producer and Emmy-nominated writer of the HBO hit series The Wire. He writes for the acclaimed HBO series Treme.

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Details

Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 8.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English