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Ostrich - A Novel

Matt Greene

A brilliant and moving coming-of-age story in the tradition of Wonder by R. J. Palacio and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon-this debut novel is written with tremendous humor and charm. This is Alex's story. But he doesn't know exactly what it's about yet, so you probably shouldn't either. Instead, here are some things that it's sort of about (but not really): It's sort of (but not really) about brain surgery. It's sort of (but not really) about a hamster named Jaws 2 (after the original Jaws (who died), not the movie Jaws 2). It's sort of (but actually quite a lot) about Alex's parents. It's sort of (but not really) about feeling ostrichized (which is a better word for excluded (because ostriches can't fly so they often feel left out)). It's sort of (but not really (but actually, the more you think about it, kind of a lot)) about empathy (which is like sympathy only better), and also love and trust and fate and time and quantum mechanics and friendship and exams and growing up. And it's also sort of about courage. Because sometimes it actually takes quite a lot of it to bury your head in the sand. Praise for Ostrich "Irresistible! Ostrich is loaded with wit, charm, and wisdom. Alex is one of the sweetest and most inspiring narrators I've ever encountered. I dare you not to laugh, cry, and fall utterly in love."-Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette? "A coming-of-age story of some brilliance . . . I laughed heartily, sobbed unexpectedly, and significantly improved my grammar."-Nathan Filer, author of the Costa Book Award winner The Shock of the Fall "One of the bravest novels I've read in a very long time. Matt Greene lets the reader become detective, and clue by clue we uncover not only the truth of Alex's world, but the deepest truths of what it means to love and lose."-Carol Rifka Brunt, author of Tell the Wolves I'm Home "Ostrich has given me the most enjoyable reading experience I've had all year and has o

A brilliant and moving coming-of-age story in the tradition of Wonder by R. J. Palacio and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon-this debut novel is written with tremendous humor and charm. This is Alex's story. But he doesn't know exactly what it's about yet, so you probably shouldn't either. Instead, here are some things that it's sort of about (but not really): It's sort of (but not really) about brain surgery. It's sort of (but not really) about a hamster named Jaws 2 (after the original Jaws (who died), not the movie Jaws 2). It's sort of (but actually quite a lot) about Alex's parents. It's sort of (but not really) about feeling ostrichized (which is a better word for excluded (because ostriches can't fly so they often feel left out)). It's sort of (but not really (but actually, the more you think about it, kind of a lot)) about empathy (which is like sympathy only better), and also love and trust and fate and time and quantum mechanics and friendship and exams and growing up. And it's also sort of about courage. Because sometimes it actually takes quite a lot of it to bury your head in the sand. Praise for Ostrich "Irresistible! Ostrich is loaded with wit, charm, and wisdom. Alex is one of the sweetest and most inspiring narrators I've ever encountered. I dare you not to laugh, cry, and fall utterly in love."-Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette? "A coming-of-age story of some brilliance . . . I laughed heartily, sobbed unexpectedly, and significantly improved my grammar."-Nathan Filer, author of the Costa Book Award winner The Shock of the Fall "One of the bravest novels I've read in a very long time. Matt Greene lets the reader become detective, and clue by clue we uncover not only the truth of Alex's world, but the deepest truths of what it means to love and lose."-Carol Rifka Brunt, author of Tell the Wolves I'm Home "Ostrich has given me the most enjoyable reading experience I've had all year and has o
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A brilliant and moving coming-of-age story in the tradition of Wonder by R. J. Palacio and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon-this debut novel is written with tremendous humor and charm. This is Alex's story. But he doesn't know exactly what it's about yet, so you probably shouldn't either. Instead, here are some things that it's sort of about (but not really): It's sort of (but not really) about brain surgery. It's sort of (but not really) about a hamster named Jaws 2 (after the original Jaws (who died), not the movie Jaws 2). It's sort of (but actually quite a lot) about Alex's parents. It's sort of (but not really) about feeling ostrichized (which is a better word for excluded (because ostriches can't fly so they often feel left out)). It's sort of (but not really (but actually, the more you think about it, kind of a lot)) about empathy (which is like sympathy only better), and also love and trust and fate and time and quantum mechanics and friendship and exams and growing up. And it's also sort of about courage. Because sometimes it actually takes quite a lot of it to bury your head in the sand. Praise for Ostrich "Irresistible! Ostrich is loaded with wit, charm, and wisdom. Alex is one of the sweetest and most inspiring narrators I've ever encountered. I dare you not to laugh, cry, and fall utterly in love."-Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette? "A coming-of-age story of some brilliance . . . I laughed heartily, sobbed unexpectedly, and significantly improved my grammar."-Nathan Filer, author of the Costa Book Award winner The Shock of the Fall "One of the bravest novels I've read in a very long time. Matt Greene lets the reader become detective, and clue by clue we uncover not only the truth of Alex's world, but the deepest truths of what it means to love and lose."-Carol Rifka Brunt, author of Tell the Wolves I'm Home "Ostrich has given me the most enjoyable reading experience I've had all year and has o

Language:

English

Narrators:

Matthew Frow, Suzan Crowley

Length:

8h 7m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:54


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:14


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:09


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:46


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:59


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:30


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:44


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:47


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:41


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:28


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:45


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:16


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:13


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:24


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:40


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:14


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:05


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:17


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:06


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:28


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:56


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:58


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:11


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:11


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:56


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

00:30