Crossers (Compact Disc)

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By Philip Caputo, Paul Boehmer (Narrated by)
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Taking us from the turn of the twentieth century to our present day, from the impoverished streets of rural Mexico to the manicured lawns of suburban Connecticut, from the hot and dusty air of an isolated ranch to New York City in the wake of 9/11, Philip Caputo gives us an impeccably crafted story about three generations of an Arizona family forced to confront the violence and loss that have become its inheritance. When Gil Castle loses his wife in the Twin Tower attacks, he retreats to his family's sprawling homestead in a remote corner of the Southwest. Consumed by grief, he has to find a way to live with his loss in this strange, forsaken part of the country, where drug lords have more power than police and violence is a constant presence. But it is also a world of vast open spaces, where Castle begins to rebuild his belief in the potential for happiness-until he starts to uncover the dark truths about his fearsome grandfather, a legacy that has been tightly shrouded in mystery in the years since the old man's death. When Miguel Espinoza shows up at the ranch, terrified after two friends were murdered in a border-crossing drug deal gone bad, Castle agrees to take him in. Yet his act of generosity sets off a flood of violence and vengeance, a fierce reminder of the fact that while he may be able to reinvent himself, he may never escape his history. Searingly dramatic, bold, and timely, Crossers is Caputo's most ambitious and brilliantly realized novel yet.

About the Author

Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Caputo is the author of eight works of fiction--including "Exiles," "The Voyage," and "Acts of Faith"--two memoirs, and four works of nonfiction.

Paul Boehmer, who has appeared on Broadway, on television, and in films, narrated an award-winning unabridged recording of "Moby Dick."

Praise For…

"[Boehmer] keeps the story on track and hits each beat with the right emphasis and tone." ---Publishers Weekly Audio Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781400114269
ISBN-10: 1400114268
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: November 1st, 2009
Language: English