The Cutting Season by Attica Locke audiobook

The Cutting Season: A Novel

By Attica Locke
Read by Quincy Tyler Bernstine

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12.19 Hours Unabridged
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“The Cutting Season is a rare murder mystery with heft, a historical novel that thrills, a page-turner that makes you think. Attica Locke is a dazzling writer with a conscience.” —Dolen Perkins-Valdez, New York Times bestselling author of Wench Attica Locke’s breathtaking debut novel, Black Water Rising, won resounding acclaim from major publications coast-to-coast and from respected crime fiction masters like James Ellroy and George Pelecanos, earning this exciting new author comparisons to Dennis Lehane, Scott Turow, and Walter Mosley. Locke returns with The Cutting Season, a second novel easily as gripping and powerful as her first—a heart-pounding thriller that interweaves two murder mysteries, one on Belle Vie, a historic landmark in the middle of Lousiana’s Sugar Cane country, and one involving a slave gone missing more than one hundred years earlier. Black Water Rising was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, an Edgar® Award, and an NAACP Image Award, and was short-listed for the Orange Prize in the U.K. The Cutting Season has been selected by bestselling author Dennis Lehane as the first pick for his new line of books at HarperCollins.

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Winner of the 2013 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

The Cutting Season is a rare murder mystery with heft, a historical novel that thrills, a page-turner that makes you think. Attica Locke is a dazzling writer with a conscience.”
—Dolen Perkins-Valdez, New York Times bestselling author of Wench

Attica Locke’s breathtaking debut novel, Black Water Rising, won resounding acclaim from major publications coast-to-coast and from respected crime fiction masters like James Ellroy and George Pelecanos, earning this exciting new author comparisons to Dennis Lehane, Scott Turow, and Walter Mosley. Locke returns with The Cutting Season, a second novel easily as gripping and powerful as her first—a heart-pounding thriller that interweaves two murder mysteries, one on Belle Vie, a historic landmark in the middle of Lousiana’s Sugar Cane country, and one involving a slave gone missing more than one hundred years earlier. Black Water Rising was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, an Edgar® Award, and an NAACP Image Award, and was short-listed for the Orange Prize in the U.K. The Cutting Season has been selected by bestselling author Dennis Lehane as the first pick for his new line of books at HarperCollins.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Cutting Season is a rare murder mystery with heft, a historical that thrills, a page-turner that makes you think. Attica is a dazzling writer with a conscience.” Dolan Perkins-Valdez, New York Times bestselling author
“A resonant story about a seemingly modern woman who is forced to come to terms with the long-buried past…A leisurely and luxuriantly Southern book that is rich with detail.” New York Times
“A novel rich in atmosphere, strong in story, but at its heart The Cutting Season hinges on human complexity. The tangled rope of some kind of history has a stranglehold on everyone at the heart of this book, and their relationships give it a texture that reminds us why we come to fiction rather than the historical account…It illuminates our present in the light of our past and explains us to ourselves.” Guardian (London)
“Beautiful but dangerous…Locke’s insistence on grounding her story in a deeper history pays off because it invests the book with gravitas, a sense of place and consequence, that feels profound and real.” Los Angeles Times
“Stunning…Soaked in atmosphere, in the wet, drunk air of the south where ‘the cane, like cut grass and sweet milk, damp and terrestrial’ pervades everything, the past lies in layers upon layers in this story.” Observer (London)
“A nuanced look at the South’s tragic past and one strong woman’s stand against ingrained cultural and economic oppression.” Booklist
“Locke’s second novel is written with fluidity and elegance, evoking the uniqueness of her setting and the nuances in the relationships of her characters, complicated by race, class, and history.” Kirkus Reviews
“William Faulkner said, ‘The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” This adage comes alive as the outstanding reading of this literary mystery brings to life the ironies, complexities, and parallels between the Antebellum past and current times…Quincy Tyler Bernstine’s accomplished stage presence lets listeners feel the protagonist’s fear as she approaches the restored slave quarters her ancestors inhabited, the love in her voice as she talks to her daughter, and the condescension in the voice of the plantation owner as he addresses her. The strong narration and breadth of the story combine for unique glimpses into the depth of the human condition.” AudioFile

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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/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English