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St Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

Author: Karen Russell  

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A blazingly original voice, a dazzling debut, a breathtaking discovery.

Charting loss, love, and the difficult art of growing up, these stories unfurl with wicked humour and insight. a boy whose dreams foretell implacable tragedies is sent to 'Sleepaway Camp for Disordered Dreamers' (Cabin 1, Narcoleptics;
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A blazingly original voice, a dazzling debut, a breathtaking discovery.

Charting loss, love, and the difficult art of growing up, these stories unfurl with wicked humour and insight. a boy whose dreams foretell implacable tragedies is sent to 'Sleepaway Camp for Disordered Dreamers' (Cabin 1, Narcoleptics;

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Charting loss, love, and the difficult art of growing up, these stories unfurl with wicked humour and insight. Two young boys make midnight trips to a boat graveyard in search of their dead sister, who set sail in the exoskeleton of a giant crab; a boy whose dreams foretell implacable tragedies is sent to 'Sleepaway Camp for Disordered Dreamers' (Cabin 1, Narcoleptics; Cabin 2, Insomniacs; Cabin 3, Somnambulists. . . ); a Minotaur leads his family on the trail out West, and finally, in the collection's poignant and hilarious title story, fifteen girls raised by wolves are painstakingly re-civilised by nuns.These ten extraordinary stories introduce an audacious new talent, and a world in which weird and wonderful predicaments magically reveal the truth of our own lives. A blazingly original voice, a dazzling debut, a breathtaking discovery.

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“Her debut collection paints a refreshingly surreal vision of small-town life... Selected by Granta as one of America's best young novelists, Russell is an intuitive writer with a gift for arresting prose”

Delights in the quirky...truly magical and creepy settings Daily Mail Arcane, magical tales of adolescent transformation... reminiscent of Angela Carter but wonderfully confident and refreshing in its own right Guardian Outrageously imaginative and profoundly funny... surreal... impressive in many ways... Her imagination is agile, like the body of a champion gymnast, and she lets it dance... Does anyone over here write like this, with such freedom, such vivacity? A wild and brilliant first book Irish Times An exuberant collection; each story bursts forth from the pages with a cacophony of imagery that sweeps up the reader The Times Her debut collection paints a refreshingly surreal vision of small-town life... Selected by Granta as one of America's best young novelists, Russell is an intuitive writer with a gift for arresting prose Independent

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About the Author

Karen Russell has been featured in both The New Yorker's debut fiction issue and New York magazine's 25 People to Watch Under the Age of 25. She is a graduate of the Columbia M.F.A. program and the 2005 recipient of the Transatlantic/Henfield Foundation Award; her fiction has recently appeared in Granta. Twenty-four years old, she lives in New York City.

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Product Details

Publisher
Vintage Publishing | Vintage
Published
7th August 2008
Pages
256
ISBN
9780099507321
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