When Shaw McBride and Romeo Zderko drive into the small town of Brunswick , Georgia, their only thought is to fix their car's leaky right tire and continue on to Key West, Florida, away from their dead-end jobs as computer technicians in Ohio. But when Shaw discovers that the 318 million dollar Georgia State Lottery has just been claimed by an ordinary Georgia family, he sees an opportunity - he and Romeo will blackmail the Boatwright family for half their winnings and ditch their deadbeat lives for good.
Disguised as a state lottery representative, Shaw enters the Boatwright's home and holds the family hostage, while Romeo patrols the town, staking out the homes of the family's loved ones, should the Boatwrights refuse to comply with their demands. But Shaw isn't your average criminal out to make a quick buck. Instead, he has a grand messianic vision and he'll stop at nothing to see it through -- and soon, the Boatwrights find themselves living a Flannery O'Connor American nightmare from which they can't properly awaken.
At once frightening, comic, and suspenseful, RAVENS is a wholly original and utterly compelling novel from one of our most talented writers.
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George Dawes Green is a highly acclaimed novelist and poet. He currently divides his time between Georgia and New York.
The Boatrights, a small-town Southern family, win $318 million, making real their dreams of the high life. Shaw and Romeo, two men who are passing through the quiet town, hear about the win and start scheming. Soon the winning ticket becomes shared earnings as a secret extortion threat hangs over the family. Robert Petkoff and Maggi-Meg Reed narrate admirably as they portray the story's characters, among them a quiet psychopath, a teenage girl, a beaten-up deputy, and a tipsy mom. However, the same characters are voiced by both narrators. Reed's voice is better suited to the women, and the deeper-voiced Petkoff should stick to the men. Nonetheless, both narrators deliver the rising tension of these intersecting lives. M.B. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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Descripción Little, Brown Book Group. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Ravens, George Dawes Green, When grifters Shaw and Romeo pull up at a convenience store in Georgia, their only thought is to fix a faulty tyre and be on their way to Florida. But this happens to be the store from which a $318 million Jackpot ticket has just been sold - and when the pretty clerk accidentally reveals to Shaw the identity of the winning family, he hatches a terrifyingly audacious plan. That night, he visits the Boatwright family's home and takes them hostage, while the sinister Romeo patrols the streets nearby, prepared to murder the Boatwrights' loved ones at the first sign of resistance. At first, the family offers none. But Shaw's plan depends on maintaining constant fear - merciless, unfaltering terror - and soon, under the pressure, everyone's sanity begins to unravel. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780751542509
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