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The Quiet Sound of Disappearing

4.6  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Feather Harrington sits on an airplane with a pound of cocaine taped to her body. The Quiet Sound of Disappearing by Ryan Rayston is a tense, gritty, unorthodox, bizarrely funny, fictionalized story of one woman's descent into drugs and dealing, her arrest, and her daring struggle to find her way back. This engrossing account of the hedonistic drug culture of the early ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published April 12th 2011 by Authorhouse
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Liz Mourant
Aug 16, 2011 Liz Mourant rated it it was amazing
Ryan Rayston's commanding authorial voice knows how to be kind and how to be ghoulishly wickedly witty too. She doesn't pull any punches in this book part roman a clef part bildingsroman for she becomes an artist of mucho promise conquering and taming her metier with her demons. She lets herself go with the flow and her unrivaled promise as an author of potency is on offering as a testimony in her spin-doctoring, her boschian visions, her dantesque descent and ascent, her Norman Rockwell bedrock ...more
Merv Adelson
May 12, 2011 Merv Adelson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heartbreakingly beautiful prose, thriller excitement, and a new edgy voice is found in this debut novel by Ryan Rayston. I could not put this book down. It's funny, sad--it runs the gamut as Feather Harrington's life falls apart after an horrific event in her senior year of high school.
Never has an author explored depression, shame, guilt and remorse so thoroughly. It's a steep slope from honor student and homecoming queen, to drug dealer and addict, and this author navigates the terrain beauti
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Warren Brooks
May 18, 2011 Warren Brooks rated it it was amazing
Quite simply, 'The Quiet Sound of Disappearing' blew me away. The language and writing is bold, alive, and poetic. Ryan Rayston writes from the heart, is fearless, and lays her soul on the table from start to finish. I can't recommend this book highly enough.
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May 11, 2011 Heidi rated it it was amazing
So far the book is phenomenal. The author draws you in immediately and you will have a hard time putting this book down without completely finishing it first. Truly inspirational!
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