Glister: A Novel
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: March 2009
Duration: 7 hours 54 minutes
Leonard, The Glister's fifteen-year-old narrator, lives in the decaying coastal community of Innertown. Every year or so, a boy from Leonard's school disappears, vanishing into the wasteland of the old chemical plant. Nobody knows where these boys go or whether they are alive or dead, and without evidence to the contrary, the authorities claim they are simply runaways. The local children want to know the truth, and Leonard takes refuge in the poisoned ruins of the plant, where he renews his friendship with an itinerant ecologist known as Moth Man to discover a shocking truth.
"[O]ne of the most original and exhilarating reads of the year....an exceptionally rich treasure...."-Guardian