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Orange world : and other stories / Karen Russell.

Author/Creator:
Russell, Karen, 1981- author.
Standardized Title:
Short stories. Selections
Other Title:
Orange world and other stories
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
271 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Short stories, American -- 21st century.
Short stories, American.
FICTION / Literary.
Form/Genre:
Short stories.
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.
Contents:
The prospectors
The bad graft
Bog girl: a romance
Madame Bovary's greyhound
The tornado auction
Black Corfu
The Gondoliers
Orange world.
Notes:
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf."--Title page verso.
Other format:
Online version: Russell, Karen, 1981- Orange world and other stories.
ISBN:
9780525656135
0525656138
9780525656142
OCLC:
1054834858
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