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Aud (it rhymes with "shroud" ) Torvingen is six feet tall with blond hair and blue eyes. She can restore a log cabin with antique tools or put a man in a coma with her bare hands. As imagined by Nicola Griffith in this ferocious masterpiece of literary noir, Aud is a hero who combines the tortured complexity with moral authority.

In the aftermath of her lover's murder, the last thing a grieving Aud wants is another case. Against her better judgment she agrees to track down an old friend's runaway fiancée--and finds herself up against both a sociopath so artful that the law can't touch him, and the terrible specters of loss and guilt. As stylish as this year's Prada and as arresting as a razor at the throat, Stay places Nicola Griffith in the first rank of new-wave crime writers.

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Aud (it rhymes with "shroud" ) Torvingen is six feet tall with blond hair and blue eyes. She can restore a log cabin with antique tools or put a man in a coma with her bare hands. As imagined by Nicola Griffith in this ferocious masterpiece of literary noir, Aud is a hero who combines the tortured complexity with moral authority.

In the aftermath of her lover's murder, the last thing a grieving Aud wants is another case. Against her better judgment she agrees to track down an old friend's runaway fiancee--and finds herself up against both a sociopath so artful that the law can't touch him, and the terrible specters of loss and guilt. As stylish as this year's Prada and as arresting as a razor at the throat, Stay places Nicola Griffith in the first rank of new-wave crime writers.

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In her second novel featuring six-foot, ice-blue eyed Aud Torvingen ("one scary, gorgeous creature, " "The Village Voice"), Lambda Award-winner Griffith proves herself to be nouveau noir's most ferociously gifted new practitioner.

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Nicola Griffith is the author of The Blue Place, Slow River, and Ammonite and has won the Nebula Award, the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, and five Lambda Awards. She is also the co-editor of the Bending the Landscape anthology series. At various times she has worked as a self-defense instructor, a rock & roll singer, a social worker, a teacher, and a laborer. She lives in Seattle.

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DG, April 12, 2007 (view all comments by DG)
Nicola Griffith's "Aud (Rhymes with Shroud)" is memorable and haunting. She has a past the beckons with its damage and its mystery, and she's the coolest 6-foot literay badass you'll ever met. Griffith lushly portrays the mountains around Asheville, North Carolina, moving deftly from rural to urban settings and their associate moods/dangers. Reading "Stay" will make you want to read the preceding novel to this book "The Blue Place" as well, because Aud has a lot going on. She's lost her lover, she's almost lost her mind. Convincingly narrated, you will want to be very deep under Aud's skin by the conclustion. I read this book in one long, single day. First rate fiction!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400032303
Author:
Griffith, Nicola
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Lesbians
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Policewomen
Subject:
Atlanta
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;mystery;lesbian;crime;thriller;suspense;queer;novel;grief;noir;atlanta;mourning;lesbian fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizaed
Series Volume:
108-77
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x .65 in .5 lb

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Product details 320 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9781400032303 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Aud (it rhymes with "shroud" ) Torvingen is six feet tall with blond hair and blue eyes. She can restore a log cabin with antique tools or put a man in a coma with her bare hands. As imagined by Nicola Griffith in this ferocious masterpiece of literary noir, Aud is a hero who combines the tortured complexity with moral authority.

In the aftermath of her lover's murder, the last thing a grieving Aud wants is another case. Against her better judgment she agrees to track down an old friend's runaway fiancee--and finds herself up against both a sociopath so artful that the law can't touch him, and the terrible specters of loss and guilt. As stylish as this year's Prada and as arresting as a razor at the throat, Stay places Nicola Griffith in the first rank of new-wave crime writers.

"Synopsis" by , In her second novel featuring six-foot, ice-blue eyed Aud Torvingen ("one scary, gorgeous creature, " "The Village Voice"), Lambda Award-winner Griffith proves herself to be nouveau noir's most ferociously gifted new practitioner.
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