Orange World and Other Stories Karen Russell

Orange World and Other Stories

Author: Karen Russell
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Book Title
Orange World and Other Stories
Author
Karen Russell
ISBN
9780525566076
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE WASHINGTON POST - NPR - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING - FRESH AIR - THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS - LIT HUB - KIRKUS REVIEWS - LIBRARY JOURNAL - THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY Karen Russell's comedic genius and mesmerizing talent for creating outlandish predicaments that uncannily mirror our inner lives is on full display in these eight exuberant, arrestingly vivid, unforgettable stories. In "Bog Girl," 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 Great Depression strike out for new territory, and find themselves fighting for their lives. And 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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Karen RussellPublisher: VintagePublished: 05/05/2020ISBN: 9780525566076Pages: 288Weight: 0.65lbsSize: 8.00h x 5.25w x 1.00d
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
THE WASHINGTON POST - NPR - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING - FRESH AIR - THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS - LIT HUB - KIRKUS REVIEWS - LIBRARY JOURNAL - THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

Karen Russell's comedic genius and mesmerizing talent for creating outlandish predicaments that uncannily mirror our inner lives is on full display in these eight exuberant, arrestingly vivid, unforgettable stories.

In "Bog Girl," 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 Great Depression strike out for new territory, and find themselves fighting for their lives. And 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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Karen Russell
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 05/05/2020
ISBN: 9780525566076
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.25w x 1.00d
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
THE WASHINGTON POST - NPR - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING - FRESH AIR - THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS - LIT HUB - KIRKUS REVIEWS - LIBRARY JOURNAL - THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

Karen Russell's comedic genius and mesmerizing talent for creating outlandish predicaments that uncannily mirror our inner lives is on full display in these eight exuberant, arrestingly vivid, unforgettable stories.

In "Bog Girl," 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 Great Depression strike out for new territory, and find themselves fighting for their lives. And 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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Karen Russell
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 05/05/2020
ISBN: 9780525566076
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.25w x 1.00d