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Orange world and other stories

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  • Running Time: 08:37 hrs
    Publisher:
    Books on Tape, 2019
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Author: Russell, Karen
    Contributor: Books on Tape, Inc.
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Created
    2019
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    Copyrighted
    2019
    Summary:

    From the Pulitzer Finalist and universally beloved author of the New York Times best sellers Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a stunning new collection of short fiction that showcases Karen Russell's extraordinary, irresistible gifts of language and imagination. Karen Russell's comedic genius and mesmerizing talent for creating outlandish predicaments that uncannily mirror our inner in lives is on full display in these eight exuberant, arrestingly vivid, unforgettable stories. In "Bog Girl", a revelatory story about first love, a young man falls in love with a two thousand year old girl that he's extracted from a mass of peat in a Northern European bog. In "The Prospectors," two opportunistic young women fleeing the depression strike out for new territory, and find themselves fighting for their lives. In the brilliant, hilarious title story, a new mother desperate to ensure her infant's safety strikes a diabolical deal, agreeing to breastfeed the devil in exchange for his protection. The landscape in which these stories unfold is a feral, slippery, purgatorial space, bracketed by the void-yet within it Russell captures the exquisite beauty and tenderness of ordinary life. Orange World is a miracle of storytelling from a true modern master. Stories "The Prospectors" read by Emily Rankin "The Bad Graft" read by Arthur Morey "Bog Girl: A Romance" read by Mhairi Morrison "Madame Bovary's Greyhound" read by Cassandra Campbell "The Tornado Auction" read by Mark Bramhall "Black Corfu" read by Dominic Hoffman "The Gondoliers" read by Bhani Turpin "Orange World" read by Rebecca Lowman

    Subject(s): FICTION / Literary | Fiction
    Original Publisher: New York, [Prince Frederick, Md.], Books on Tape, [Distributed by] RBdigital
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781984892041