Mule: A Novel of Moving Weight
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: September 2011
Duration: 9 hours 10 minutes
James and Kate are golden children of the late twentieth century, flush with opportunity. But an economic downturn and an unexpected pregnancy send them searching for a way to survive. A friend in California’s Siskiyou County grows prime-grade marijuana; if James transports just one load from Cali to Florida, he’ll pull down enough cash to survive for months. And so begins the life of a mule. A zeitgeist-capturing novel that plunges you into the criminal underworld with little chance to take a breath, Mule is about young people trying to make do in a moment when the American Dream they never had to believe in—because it was handed to them, fully wrapped and ready to go at the takeout window—suddenly vanishes from the menu.
“An acutely detailed page-turner.”--Entertainment Weekly