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Into the Valley

Ruth Galm

Ruth Galm's spare, poetic debut novel, set in the American West of early Joan Didion, traces the drifting path of a young woman as she skirts the law and her own oppressive anxiety. Into the Valley opens on the day in July 1967 when B. decides to pass her first counterfeit check and flee San Francisco for the Central Valley. Caught between generations and unmarried at 30, B. doesn't understand the new counterculture youths. She likes the dresses and kid gloves of her mother's generation, but doesn't fit into that world either. B. is beset by a disintegrative anxiety she calls "the carsickness," and the only relief comes in handling illicit checks and driving endlessly through the valley. As she travels the bare, anonymous landscape, meeting an array of other characters-an alcoholic professor, a bohemian teenage girl, a criminal admirer-B.'s flight becomes that of a woman unraveling, a person lost between who she is and who she cannot yet be.

Ruth Galm's spare, poetic debut novel, set in the American West of early Joan Didion, traces the drifting path of a young woman as she skirts the law and her own oppressive anxiety. Into the Valley opens on the day in July 1967 when B. decides to pass her first counterfeit check and flee San Francisco for the Central Valley. Caught between generations and unmarried at 30, B. doesn't understand the new counterculture youths. She likes the dresses and kid gloves of her mother's generation, but doesn't fit into that world either. B. is beset by a disintegrative anxiety she calls "the carsickness," and the only relief comes in handling illicit checks and driving endlessly through the valley. As she travels the bare, anonymous landscape, meeting an array of other characters-an alcoholic professor, a bohemian teenage girl, a criminal admirer-B.'s flight becomes that of a woman unraveling, a person lost between who she is and who she cannot yet be.
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Ruth Galm's spare, poetic debut novel, set in the American West of early Joan Didion, traces the drifting path of a young woman as she skirts the law and her own oppressive anxiety. Into the Valley opens on the day in July 1967 when B. decides to pass her first counterfeit check and flee San Francisco for the Central Valley. Caught between generations and unmarried at 30, B. doesn't understand the new counterculture youths. She likes the dresses and kid gloves of her mother's generation, but doesn't fit into that world either. B. is beset by a disintegrative anxiety she calls "the carsickness," and the only relief comes in handling illicit checks and driving endlessly through the valley. As she travels the bare, anonymous landscape, meeting an array of other characters-an alcoholic professor, a bohemian teenage girl, a criminal admirer-B.'s flight becomes that of a woman unraveling, a person lost between who she is and who she cannot yet be.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Eliza Foss

Length:

6h 32m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

00:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

00:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

36:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

32:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

22:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

13:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

14:24


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:32