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Good Kings Bad Kings

Susan Nussbaum

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Told in alternating perspectives by a varied and vocal cast of characters, Nussbaum pulls back the curtain to reveal the complicated and funny and tough life inside the walls of an institution for juveniles with disabilities. From Yessenia Lopez, who dreams of her next boyfriend and of one day of living outside those walls, to Teddy, a resident who dresses up daily in a full suit and tie, to Mia, who guards a terrifying secret, Nussbaum has crafted a multifaceted portrait of a way of life hidden from most of us. In this isolated human warehouse on Chicago’s South Side, friendships are forged, trust is built, and love affairs begin. And it’s in their alliances that the residents ultimately find the strength to bond together and finally fight back against their mistreatment. Told with humor and authenticity in voices that stay with you long past the last page, Good Kings Bad Kings is at once strikingly original, baldly funny, and profoundly moving. Performed by an ensemble cast, with Christina Delaine (Joanne Madsen), Lauren Fortgang (Michelle Volkmann), Emma Galvin (Yessenia Lopez), Alexander Cendese (Teddy Dobbs), David Ledoux (Ricky Hernandez), Karen Murray (Jimmie Kendrick), and Daya Mendez (Mia Oviedo).

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christina Delaine, Lauren Fortgang, Alexander Cendese, David LeDoux, Daya Mendez, Emma Galvin, Karen Murray

Length:

7h 37m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

22:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:07


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

20:53