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Cadillac Orpheus

Fiction: Literary Fiction
Unabridged   8.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 02/05/2008

Cadillac Orpheus

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Audio CD ISBN:9781598875843
Digital Download ISBN:9781598875959


“Cadillac Orpheus” is a well-crafted, genre-defying romp—by turns terrifying, hilarious, brave, brazen, and above all, sincere.

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Product Description

Jesmond Toak works as a repo man in the fictional town of Johnsonville, located in a hurricane alley on the Florida coast. He has a troubled relationship with his father; their pastor’s gay son, Bayonne, has become implicated in a suicide by gas asphyxiation of his boyfriend; and the woman Jesmond loves, Peaches Raymond, is married (to a threatening man they call “Special Ed”). As various deaths, disasters, and disappearance occur in the days leading up to the arrival of Hurricane Aretha, Woodward ties together these unruly plot points with madcap glee.

As lyrical and Charles Baxter, and as sexy as Zane, Woodward writes with an agile maturity that belies his status as a first-time novelist.


“Exhilarating. . . . A strongly original voice combined with a very unusual approach to his material.”
      —Margot Livesey, author of Banishing Verona

“Dion Graham brings Woodward's unorthodox tale to life in this inspired reading so realistic and enjoyable it makes listeners feel as if they're eavesdropping on the Toaks family of Johnsonville, Fla.”
      —Publishers Weekly

"“Just sit back and go for a joy ride with narrator Dion Graham in the driver's seat. . . . Savor the richness of his dialect-smart reading, the way his voice slides over speech rhythms, and his mini-portraits of the large cast of characters.”

Author Bio

SOLON TIMOTHY WOODWARD studied philosophy and biology at Harvard and holds a degree in medicine from the University of Virginia. His short fiction has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. A practicing physician, Woodward lives with his family in Jacksonville, Florida.