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By Walker, Nico

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Jesus' Son meets Reservoir Dogs in a breakneck-paced debut novel about love, war, bank robberies, and heroin. Nico Walker's Cherry might be the first great novel of the opioid epidemic. --Vulture A miracle of literary serendipity. . . . [Walker's] language, relentlessly profane b... read full description below.

ISBN 9780525435938
Barcode 9780525435938
Published 25 June 2019 by Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780525435938
ISBN-10 052543593X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Publication Date 25 June 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Walker, Nico
Category Modern Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fiction
War Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 249g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Identity (Psychology), Love stories, Veterans, Drug addicts, Bank robberies
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 981271

Description of this Book

Jesus' Son meets Reservoir Dogs in a breakneck-paced debut novel about love, war, bank robberies, and heroin. Nico Walker's Cherry might be the first great novel of the opioid epidemic. --Vulture A miracle of literary serendipity. . . . [Walker's] language, relentlessly profane but never angry, simmers at the level of morose disappointment, something like Holden Caulfield Goes to War. --The Washington Post It's 2003, and as a college freshman in Cleveland, our narrator is adrift until he meets Emily. The two of them experience an instant, life-changing connection. But when he almost loses her, he chooses to make an indelible statement: he joins the Army. The outcome will not be good for either of them. As a medic in Iraq, he is unprepared for the realties that await him. He and his fellow soldiers huff computer duster, abuse painkillers, and watch porn. Many of them die. When he comes home, his PTSD is profound. As the opioid crisis sweeps through the Midwest, it drags both him and Emily along with it. As their addictions worsen, and with their money drying up, he stumbles onto what seems like the only possible solution--robbing banks. Written by a singularly talented, wildly imaginative debut novelist, Cherry is a bracingly funny and unexpectedly tender work of fiction straight from the dark heart of America.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review After page one, only the faint hearted will manage to put down this brilliant screech from a life of war, crime and addiction, a powerful book that declares the arrival of a real writer who has made art out of anguish. --Thomas McGuane, author of Cloudbursts and Ninety-two in the Shade I'm so jealous about the writing in Cherry that it makes me sick. Nico Walker has written one of those perfect books in the most outrageous voice that I've come across in years. Wild and vulnerable and just talking to you in crystal perfect sentences. In a world of literary fakes and watered-down student voices, Nico Walker is like a new-found oracle of our living, breathing life. The world will call Nico Walker many things: drug addict, soldier, bank robber, and inmate. But they're all fucking lies. After reading this, you'll say only one thing: Nico Walker is one of the best writers alive. --Scott McClanahan, author of The Sarah Book and Hill William Harrowing, heartbreaking, and sadly funny. Cherry is a terrific book, a cool book, and Walker's voice is keen and vigilant and uniquely his own. --Joe Ide, author of IQ and Righteous Harrowing, heartbreaking, and sadly funny. Cherry is a terrific book, a cool book, and Walker's voice is keen and vigilant and uniquely his own. --Joe Ide, author of IQ and Righteous

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Author's Bio

Nico Walker is originally from Cleveland. Cherry is his debut novel.

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