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Rust & Stardust

(2018)
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Based on the experiences of real-life kidnapping victim Sally Horner and her captor, whose story shocked the nation and inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic Lolita,Rust & Stardust is a heart-pounding audiobook by award-winning author T. Greenwood, who at last gives a voice to Sally herself.

Camden, NJ, 1948. When 11-year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth's, she has no way of knowing that 52 year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank convinces Sally that he's an FBI agent who can have her arrested in a minute - unless she does as he says.

This chilling audiobook traces the next two harrowing years as Frank mentally and physically assaults Sally while the two of them travel westward from Camden to San Jose, forever altering not only her life, but the lives of her family, friends, and those she meets along the way.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A lyrical and haunting meditation on family, love, and survival, this novel - and Sally Horner - stayed with me long after I turned the last page." - Jillian Cantor

"Unflinching but compassionate, Greenwood deftly unravels the devastating layers of malice and carelessness that tore Sally from her family, but also the love and perseverance that eventually brought her home." - Bryn Greenwood

"Greenwood is unmatched in her innate ability to weave lush, poetic language into a riveting story that hooks the reader from page one." - Amy Hatvany

"A harrowing, ripped-from-the-headlines story of lives altered in the blink of an eye, once again proving her eloquence and dexterity as an author." - Mary Kubica

"Greenwood’s glowing dark ruby of a novel brilliantly transforms the true crime story that inspired Nabokov’s Lolita. Shatteringly original and eloquently written, Rust and Stardust is a lot about how what we believe to be true can shape or ruin a life, and the bright lure of innocence pitted against the murk of evil. So ferociously suspenseful, I found myself holding my breath, and so gorgeous and so unsettling in all the roads it might have taken, I kept re-reading pages." - Caroline Leavitt

"A riveting and thoughtful exploration of how the dark secrets of a terrible crime affect and hurt so many?and how light and hope persist in the face of such horrors. Greenwood writes with such compassion and feeling, and she is such a confident, skillful storyteller, that you'll stay up late to find out the fates of her memorable, beautiful characters." - Edan Lepucki


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Hardback Editions

December 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Rust & Stardust
Author(s): T Greenwood
ISBN: 1-64358-012-4 / 978-1-64358-012-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Platinum Spotlight Series
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August 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rust & Stardust: A Novel
Author(s): T Greenwood
ISBN: 1-250-16419-2 / 978-1-250-16419-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rust & Stardust (International Edition)
Author(s): T Greenwood
ISBN: 1-250-20259-0 / 978-1-250-20259-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan USA
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Rust & Stardust: A Novel
Author(s): T Greenwood
ISBN: 1-4272-9777-0 / 978-1-4272-9777-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Rust & Stardust: A Novel
Author(s): T Greenwood
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August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Rust & Stardust: A Novel
Author(s): T Greenwood
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Rust & Stardust: A Novel
Author(s): T Greenwood
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Rust & Stardust: A Novel
Author(s): T Greenwood
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Rust & Stardust: A Novel
Author(s): T Greenwood
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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