Black Water Rising by Attica Locke audiobook

Black Water Rising

By Attica Locke
Read by Dion Graham

HarperAudio
13.87 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Attica Locke—a writer and producer of FOX’s Empire—delivers an engrossing, complex, and cinematic thriller about crime and racial justice Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist (Mystery/Thriller) Edgar Award Nominee (Best First Novel) The Orange Prize for Fiction (Shortlist) “A near-perfect balance of trenchant social commentary, rich characterizations, and action-oriented plot.... Attica Locke [is] a writer wise beyond her years.”
— Los Angeles Times “Atmospheric… deeply nuanced... akin to George Pelecanos or Dennis Lehane....  Subtle and compelling.”
— New York Times

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Summary

Summary

A 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Mystery/Thriller

Finalist for the 2010 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel

A 2010 Barry Award Nominee for Best First Novel

Selected for the 2010 Orange Prize Shortlist

Selected for the July 2009 Indie Next List

A 2009 Booklist Best Book for a Debut Crime Novel

Attica Locke—a writer and producer of FOX’s Empire—delivers an engrossing, complex, and cinematic thriller about crime and racial justice

Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist (Mystery/Thriller)
Edgar Award Nominee (Best First Novel)
The Orange Prize for Fiction (Shortlist)

“A near-perfect balance of trenchant social commentary, rich characterizations, and action-oriented plot.... Attica Locke [is] a writer wise beyond her years.”
— Los Angeles Times

“Atmospheric… deeply nuanced... akin to George Pelecanos or Dennis Lehane....  Subtle and compelling.”
— New York Times

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Subtle and compelling.” New York Times
“Locke deftly moves between past and present action…[putting] her in the company of master thriller writers such as Dennis Lehane or Scott Turow…Attica Locke [is] a writer wise beyond her years.” Los Angeles Times
“Locke, a screenwriter with both film and TV credits (including a forthcoming HBO miniseries about the civil rights movement) steers a gritty drama to a satisfying end…Locke remains an author to watch.” Publishers Weekly
Black Water Rising is a stylish, involving literary thriller with a strong emphasis on human politics and character. An auspicious debut from Attica Locke.” George Pelecanos, author of The Turnaround
“Locke shines…this is a rare occasion where the hype is deserved…Locke seamlessly weaves history, suspense, and passion in this promising tale that will linger long after this season.” Essence
Black Water Rising [is] a strong and whip-smart debut from Attica Locke. Set in the author’s native Houston, it’s both a compelling mystery and a sharp, literate portrait of the social layers within that city’s black community.” Seattle Times
“First-novelist Locke presents a searing portrait of a man struggling to reconcile the bitterness of his life experiences with the idealism of his convictions. Like Dennis Lehane, she skillfully deploys the conventions of the thriller while also presenting biting social commentary, a sure sense of place, and soulful characters.” Booklist
“Locke expertly etches a portrait of her anxiety-ridden protagonist, and she animates the complex plot with the assurance of a practiced screenwriter.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Attica Locke

Author Bio: Attica Locke

Attica Locke is the author of Pleasantville, which won the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction and was long-listed for the Bailey’s Prize for Women’s Fiction; Bluebird, Bluebird, which won the Edgar Award; and The Cutting Season, a national bestseller and the winner of the Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. She has been a writer and producer on the Fox drama Empire.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 13.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English