Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha audiobook

Your House Will Pay: A Novel

By Steph Cha
Read by Greta Jung  and Glenn Davis

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062868855

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094028842

  • ISBN: 9781094028835

  • ISBN: 9781094028859

Runtime: 9.84 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A BookRiot Pick of Best Books We Read This Season

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

“With Your House Will Pay, Steph Cha has taken a dark moment in Los Angeles’s violent history and cracked it wide open, creating a prism of understanding—of the pull of generational violence and its enduring devastation, but also of the power of human grace against all odds. It’s a touching portrait of two families bound together by a split-second decision that tore a hole through an entire city.” —Attica Locke, Edgar-Award winning author of Bluebird, Bluebird

In the wake of the police shooting of a black teenager, Los Angeles is as tense as it’s been since the unrest of the early 1990s. But Grace Park and Shawn Matthews have their own problems. Grace is sheltered and largely oblivious, living in the Valley with her Korean-immigrant parents, working long hours at the family pharmacy. She’s distraught that her sister hasn’t spoken to their mother in two years, for reasons beyond Grace’s understanding. Shawn has already had enough of politics and protest after an act of violence shattered his family years ago. He just wants to be left alone to enjoy his quiet life in Palmdale.

But when another shocking crime hits LA, both the Park and Matthews families are forced to face down their history while navigating the tumult of a city on the brink of more violence.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Cha] dives so deep into her characters because she believes that communicating their nuances across racial lines is essential…A page-turner.” USA Today
“Focusing on the lives of two Los Angelenos, Cha’s crime novel steps back from her usual superb P.I. books to go deeper, examining the tensions between the Korean-American and African-American communities.” Boston Globe
“The story may be fiction, but listeners will feel like they’re hearing true crime—so captivating are the performances of narrators…The result is a gripping story with two compelling characters whose lives and challenges are brought to life by Jung and Davis. Their narrations complement each other in tone, delivery, and style…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“[A] gripping thriller set during a racially charged moment in LA‘s history.” Refinery29
“A gripping, thoughtful portrayal of family loyalty, hard-won redemption, and the destructive force of racial injustice…A strong contender for the summer’s blockbuster read.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Steph Cha

Author Bio: Steph Cha

Steph Cha is the author of the Juniper Song crime mysteries, as well as stand-along novels.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 9.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English