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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FINALIST

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
 THE NEW YORKER  ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY • VULTURE • VOGUE  LIT HUB 

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
August 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
12.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Dhciojk ,

Cherry

This was a great read.

frostitude ,

A little like eavesdropping on the mind of a millennial heroin addict.

Enjoyable as long as you like a glimpse into the void of apathy, indifference, despair and addiction told in incomplete sentences by a millennial. I couldn’t put it down.

SBC1992 ,

Interesting read!

Easy/quick read and very entertaining. I enjoyed it.

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