Say Nice Things about Detroit

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Scott Lasser

Narrated By: Kevin Kenerly

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: July 2012

Duration: 6 hours 16 minutes


A novel about second chances from a writer of "stirring, poignant, and quietly profound" work (Wally Lamb).

Twenty-five years after his high school graduation, David Halpert returns to a place that most people flee. But David is making his own escape-from his divorce and the death of his son. In Detroit David learns about the double shooting of his high school girlfriend, Natalie, and her black half-brother, Dirk. As David becomes involved with Natalie's sister, he will discover that both he and his hometown have reason to hope.

As compelling an urban portrait as The Wire and a touching love story, Say Nice Things about Detroit takes place in a racially polarized, economically collapsing city that doesn't seem like a place for rebirth. But as David tries to make sense of the mystery behind Natalie's death and puts back the pieces of his own life, he is forced to answer a simple question: If you want to go home again, what do you do if home is Detroit?

"This is a sharp, clear portrait of who we are now. Scott Lasser continues to shape a very distinct literary map."-Colum McCann, National Book Award-winning author


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