Cuyahoga

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Cuyahoga

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Summary

Longlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel

Cuyahoga is tragic and comic, hilarious and inventive—a 19th-century legend for 21st-century America” (The Boston Globe).

Big Son is a spirit of the times—the times being 1837. Behind his broad shoulders, shiny hair, and church-organ laugh, Big Son practically made Ohio City all by himself. The feats of this proto-superhero have earned him wonder and whiskey, but very little in the way of fortune. And without money, Big cannot become an honest husband to his beloved Cloe (who may or may not want to be his honest wife).

In pursuit of a steady wage, our hero hits the (dirt) streets of Ohio City and Cleveland, the twin towns racing to become the first great metropolis of the West. Their rivalry reaches a boil over the building of a bridge across the Cuyahoga River—and Big stumbles right into the kettle. The resulting misadventures involve elderly terrorists, infrastructure collapse, steamboat races, wild pigs, and multiple ruined weddings.

Narrating this “very funny, rambunctious debut novel” (Los Angeles Times) tale is Medium Son—known as Meed—apprentice coffin maker, almanac author, orphan, and the younger brother of Big. Meed finds himself swept up in the action, and he is forced to choose between brotherly love and his own ambitions. His uncanny voice—plain but profound, colloquial but poetic—elevates a slapstick frontier tale into a “breezy fable of empire, class, conquest, and ecocide” (The New York Times Book Review).

Evoking the Greek classics and the Bible alongside nods to Looney Tunes, Charles Portis, and Flannery O’Connor, Pete Beatty has written “a hilarious and moving exploration of family, home, and fate [and] you won’t read anything else like it this year” (BuzzFeed).

Cuyahoga Full Details

NarratorFeodor Chin
Lengthnull hours
AuthorPete Beatty
PublisherSimon & Schuster Audio
Release dateOctober 6 2020
ISBN9781797114743

Subjects in Cuyahoga

According to Simon & Schuster Audio, the Publisher of Cuyahoga Audiobook, Cuyahoga includes the following subjects: Cleveland, historical fiction, historical novels, siblings, brothers, fable, books for men, indienext, best books of 2020, literary fiction, literary novels, gifts for men, tall tale, folklore, Looney Tunes, Flannery O’Connor, Kevin Barry, George Saunders, Mid Western, 1830s, Ohio City, Ohio, Western, Lincoln in the Bardo, The Sisters Brothers, The Luminaries, Coen brothers, Charles Portis, University of Chicago Press, University of Chicago, Bloomsbury, University of Alabama Press, Alabama, Nick Offerman, Paddle Your Own Canoe, Gumption, The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, Good Clean Fun. The BISAC Subject Code is .

About the Author(s) of Cuyahoga

The author of Cuyahoga is Pete Beatty. Pete Beatty is a Cleveland-area native. He has taught writing at Kent State University and the University of Alabama. He currently works at the University of Alabama Press. He lives with his wife in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Cuyahoga is his first novel.

About the Narrator of Cuyahoga Audiobook

The narrator for the Cuyahoga Audiobook is Feodor Chin.

Cuyahoga Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Simon & Schuster Audio. It is supplied by Simon & Schuster. The ISBN-10 is 1797114743. The ISBN-13 is 9781797114743.

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