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Kelly Link

She has been hailed by Michael Chabon as "the most darkly playful voice in American fiction" and by Neil Gaiman as "a national treasure." Now Kelly Link's eagerly awaited new collection-her first for adult readers in a decade-proves indelibly that this bewitchingly original writer is among the finest we have. Link has won an ardent following for her ability, with each new short story, to take readers deeply into an unforgettable, brilliantly constructed fictional universe. The nine exquisite examples in this collection show her in full command of her formidable powers. In "The Summer People," a young girl in rural North Carolina serves as uneasy caretaker to the mysterious, never-quite-glimpsed visitors who inhabit the cottage behind her house. In "I Can See Right Through You," a middle-aged movie star makes a disturbing trip to the Florida swamp where his former on- and off-screen love interest is shooting a ghost-hunting reality show. In "The New Boyfriend," a suburban slumber party takes an unusual turn, and a teenage friendship is tested, when the spoiled birthday girl opens her big present: a life-size animated doll. Hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, The Wizard of Oz, superheroes, the Pyramids . . . These are just some of the talismans of an imagination as capacious and as full of wonder as that of any writer today. But as fantastical as these stories can be, they are always grounded by sly humor and an innate generosity of feeling for the frailty-and the hidden strengths-of human beings. In Get in Trouble, this one-of-a-kind talent expands the boundaries of what short fiction can do. Read by a Full Cast: "The Summer People"… read by Grace Blewer "I Can See Right Through You"… read by Kirby Heyborne "Secret Identity"… read by Tara Sands "Valley of the Girls"… read by Robbie Daymond "Origin Story"… read by Rebecca Lowman "The Lesson"… read by Cassandra Campbell "The New Boyfriend"… read by Ish Klein "Two Houses" … read by Susan Duerden "Light" … read by Ki

She has been hailed by Michael Chabon as "the most darkly playful voice in American fiction" and by Neil Gaiman as "a national treasure." Now Kelly Link's eagerly awaited new collection-her first for adult readers in a decade-proves indelibly that this bewitchingly original writer is among the finest we have. Link has won an ardent following for her ability, with each new short story, to take readers deeply into an unforgettable, brilliantly constructed fictional universe. The nine exquisite examples in this collection show her in full command of her formidable powers. In "The Summer People," a young girl in rural North Carolina serves as uneasy caretaker to the mysterious, never-quite-glimpsed visitors who inhabit the cottage behind her house. In "I Can See Right Through You," a middle-aged movie star makes a disturbing trip to the Florida swamp where his former on- and off-screen love interest is shooting a ghost-hunting reality show. In "The New Boyfriend," a suburban slumber party takes an unusual turn, and a teenage friendship is tested, when the spoiled birthday girl opens her big present: a life-size animated doll. Hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, The Wizard of Oz, superheroes, the Pyramids . . . These are just some of the talismans of an imagination as capacious and as full of wonder as that of any writer today. But as fantastical as these stories can be, they are always grounded by sly humor and an innate generosity of feeling for the frailty-and the hidden strengths-of human beings. In Get in Trouble, this one-of-a-kind talent expands the boundaries of what short fiction can do. Read by a Full Cast: "The Summer People"… read by Grace Blewer "I Can See Right Through You"… read by Kirby Heyborne "Secret Identity"… read by Tara Sands "Valley of the Girls"… read by Robbie Daymond "Origin Story"… read by Rebecca Lowman "The Lesson"… read by Cassandra Campbell "The New Boyfriend"… read by Ish Klein "Two Houses" … read by Susan Duerden "Light" … read by Ki
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She has been hailed by Michael Chabon as "the most darkly playful voice in American fiction" and by Neil Gaiman as "a national treasure." Now Kelly Link's eagerly awaited new collection-her first for adult readers in a decade-proves indelibly that this bewitchingly original writer is among the finest we have. Link has won an ardent following for her ability, with each new short story, to take readers deeply into an unforgettable, brilliantly constructed fictional universe. The nine exquisite examples in this collection show her in full command of her formidable powers. In "The Summer People," a young girl in rural North Carolina serves as uneasy caretaker to the mysterious, never-quite-glimpsed visitors who inhabit the cottage behind her house. In "I Can See Right Through You," a middle-aged movie star makes a disturbing trip to the Florida swamp where his former on- and off-screen love interest is shooting a ghost-hunting reality show. In "The New Boyfriend," a suburban slumber party takes an unusual turn, and a teenage friendship is tested, when the spoiled birthday girl opens her big present: a life-size animated doll. Hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, The Wizard of Oz, superheroes, the Pyramids . . . These are just some of the talismans of an imagination as capacious and as full of wonder as that of any writer today. But as fantastical as these stories can be, they are always grounded by sly humor and an innate generosity of feeling for the frailty-and the hidden strengths-of human beings. In Get in Trouble, this one-of-a-kind talent expands the boundaries of what short fiction can do. Read by a Full Cast: "The Summer People"… read by Grace Blewer "I Can See Right Through You"… read by Kirby Heyborne "Secret Identity"… read by Tara Sands "Valley of the Girls"… read by Robbie Daymond "Origin Story"… read by Rebecca Lowman "The Lesson"… read by Cassandra Campbell "The New Boyfriend"… read by Ish Klein "Two Houses" … read by Susan Duerden "Light" … read by Ki

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

9h 58m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:41


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:58


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:28


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:54


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:32


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:38


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:34


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:07


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:35


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:05


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:41


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:31


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:16


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:30


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:49


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:32


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:38


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:30


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:35


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:37


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:50


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:53


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:53


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:39


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:11


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:16


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:22


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:34


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:55


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:50


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:16


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:44


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:40


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:40


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:49


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:43


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:10


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:15


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:27


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:00


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:00


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:52


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:13


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:28


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:19


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:50


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:26


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:46


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:17


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

01:05