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Viewing Entry - The killing of Butterfly Joe (E16087)
by Brook, Rhidian

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Playing time for epub/audio formats : 13 hours 11 minutes


TitleThe killing of Butterfly Joe
Author / Responsible partyBrook, Rhidian
GenreAdventure stories, Crime stories, Detective and mystery fiction.
TopicsAdventure stories, Crime stories, Detective and mystery fiction. American Dream. Automobile travel. Friendship. United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


'I killed Joe once, in a manner of speaking. But not twice. Not in the way you mean.' Llew Jones wanted to see the States and write about the experience. Then he met Joe Bosco, a butterfly salesman as charismatic as he is infuriating, and they were soon hurtling across 1980s America together, caught up in an adventure that got way, way out of control. Now Llew is in jail, his friend is gone and he has to give his side of the story if he's ever going to get free. Part existential road trip, part neo-gothic thriller, part morality tale, The Killing of Butterfly Joe by Rhidian Brook is a dazzling and propulsive novel full of characters you'll never forget. An epic story of friendship, desire, and participating in the Great American Dream - 'the one that leads from rags to riches via pitches,' whatever the consequences.

Additional Information

System control numberE16087
Original Print PublisherLondon : Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, 2018.
Narrator NameThomas Hunt.
Participant or performer noteThomas Hunt.
Narrators GenderMale narrator