Orange World

Orange World

And Other Stories

Book - 2019
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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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780525656135
0525656138
Branch Call Number: FIC/RUSSELL
Characteristics: 271 pages ; 22 cm

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Jul 06, 2019

I love absurd fiction, and especially when it's funny instead of horrifying and dark. I loved these stories, all of them odd and wonderful and imaginative. I especially like the last two stories, and in particular, "Orange World."

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