Knucklehead by Adam Smyer audiobook

Knucklehead

By Adam Smyer
Read by L. Steven Taylor

Urban Audiobooks 9781617755873
10.20 Hours Unabridged
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In Knucklehead we meet Marcus Hayes, a black law student who struggles, sometimes unsuccessfully, with the impulse to confront everyday bad behavior with swift and antisocial action. The cause of this impulse is unknown to him. When Marcus unexpectedly becomes involved with the brilliant and kind Amalia Stewart, her love and acceptance pacify his demons. But when his demons return, he is no longer inclined to contain them.

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Summary

Summary

A Literary Hub Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018

In Knucklehead we meet Marcus Hayes, a black law student who struggles, sometimes unsuccessfully, with the impulse to confront everyday bad behavior with swift and antisocial action. The cause of this impulse is unknown to him.

When Marcus unexpectedly becomes involved with the brilliant and kind Amalia Stewart, her love and acceptance pacify his demons. But when his demons return, he is no longer inclined to contain them.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Steven Taylor’s portrayal of the cocky, intelligent Marcus Hayes is arrestingly natural…Taylor matches the rhythm of Smyer’s conversational prose and hits all the humorous, shocking, and ultimately touching notes with ease.” AudioFile
“By setting his novel in the ’90s, Smyer, who lives in Oakland, has crafted some brutal deja vu. As [protagonist] Marcus reflects on Rodney King, the Million Man March, and the Oklahoma City bombing, we think of Freddie Gray, Black Lives Matter, and school shootings that have become a way of life. And when Marcus laments San Francisco’s dwindling black population, here we are more than twenty years on, and it’s only gotten worse. We should all be furious.” San Francisco Chronicle
“A whole lot of guns, violence, and rage, as well as plenty of love and sadness.” Literary Hub
“This book is bold in how it treats the reader as an insider to the reality of American blackness. It can be, in turns, lyrically poignant, cynical, hilarious, and infuriating.” Foreword Reviews (starred review)
“Marcus is an intelligent, acerbic, and often hilarious narrator, bringing a fresh, biting perspective to the social and racial tensions of the time.” Library Journal
“Smyer gives Marcus a sardonic and hilarious voice…and endows him with a troubled psychology that plumbs the nuances of black male identity.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Adam Smyer

Author Bio: Adam Smyer

Adam Smyer is an attorney, martial artist, and mediocre bass player.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English