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On the Shores of Darkness, There Is Light

Cordelia Strube

Harriet is 11 going on 30. Her mixed-media art is a source of wonder to her younger brother, Irwin, but an unmitigated horror to the panoply of insufficiently grown-up grown-ups who surround her. She plans to run away to Algonquin Park, hole up in a cabin like Tom Thomson and paint trees; and so, to fund her escape, she runs errands for the seniors who inhabit the Shangrila, the decrepit apartment building that houses her fractured family. Determined, resourceful, and a little reckless, Harriet tries to navigate the clueless adults around her, dumpster dives for the flotsam and jetsam that fuels her art, and attempts to fathom her complicated feelings for Irwin, who suffers from hydrocephalus. On the other hand, Irwin’s love for Harriet is not conflicted at all. She’s his compass. But Irwin himself must untangle the web of the human heart. Masterful and piercingly funny, Strube is at the top of her considerable form in this deliciously subversive story of love and revelation.

Harriet is 11 going on 30. Her mixed-media art is a source of wonder to her younger brother, Irwin, but an unmitigated horror to the panoply of insufficiently grown-up grown-ups who surround her. She plans to run away to Algonquin Park, hole up in a cabin like Tom Thomson and paint trees; and so, to fund her escape, she runs errands for the seniors who inhabit the Shangrila, the decrepit apartment building that houses her fractured family. Determined, resourceful, and a little reckless, Harriet tries to navigate the clueless adults around her, dumpster dives for the flotsam and jetsam that fuels her art, and attempts to fathom her complicated feelings for Irwin, who suffers from hydrocephalus. On the other hand, Irwin’s love for Harriet is not conflicted at all. She’s his compass. But Irwin himself must untangle the web of the human heart. Masterful and piercingly funny, Strube is at the top of her considerable form in this deliciously subversive story of love and revelation.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Harriet is 11 going on 30. Her mixed-media art is a source of wonder to her younger brother, Irwin, but an unmitigated horror to the panoply of insufficiently grown-up grown-ups who surround her. She plans to run away to Algonquin Park, hole up in a cabin like Tom Thomson and paint trees; and so, to fund her escape, she runs errands for the seniors who inhabit the Shangrila, the decrepit apartment building that houses her fractured family. Determined, resourceful, and a little reckless, Harriet tries to navigate the clueless adults around her, dumpster dives for the flotsam and jetsam that fuels her art, and attempts to fathom her complicated feelings for Irwin, who suffers from hydrocephalus. On the other hand, Irwin’s love for Harriet is not conflicted at all. She’s his compass. But Irwin himself must untangle the web of the human heart. Masterful and piercingly funny, Strube is at the top of her considerable form in this deliciously subversive story of love and revelation.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michelle Monteith, Scott Gorman

Length:

11h 20m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

34:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

32:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

32:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

29:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

30:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

26:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:15