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One of the Boys

Narrated by: Ed Ashe
Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
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Summary

A father and his two sons have won the war: which is the father's way of describing his bitter divorce and custody battle.

They leave Kansas City and drive through the night to Albuquerque, united by their father's promise to take on the world together. The boys join their school basketball teams while their father works from home, smoking cheap cigars to hide another smell. Soon their father's missteps - the oddly packed lunches, his dead-eyed absentmindedness - become sinister and strange, and the boys find themselves watching him become someone slightly else.

Set in the bright blank of suburban Albuquerque and the charged humidity of their cramped apartment, One of the Boys conveys with chilling clarity a boy's struggle to hold on to the pieces of his family, stripped of the nurturing influences of his mother. It also delivers a superbly nuanced portrait of a violent and menacing man whose manipulations stem from the need to order the world around him, that it might service his idea of himself. Brutal and urgent, this masterful debut is a story of survival: two brothers driven to protect each other from the father they once trusted but no longer know.

©2017 Daniel Magariel (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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