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St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves - Stories

Karen Russell

A dazzling debut, a blazingly original voice: the ten stories in St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves introduce a radiant new talent. In the collection's title story, a pack of girls raised by wolves are painstakingly reeducated by nuns. In "Haunting Olivia," two young boys make midnight trips to a boat graveyard in search of their dead sister, who set sail in the exoskeleton of a giant crab. In "Z.Z.'s Sleepaway Camp for Disordered Dreamers," a boy whose dreams foretell implacable tragedies is sent to a summer camp for troubled sleepers (Cabin 1, Narcoleptics; Cabin 2, Sleep Apneics; Cabin 3, Somnambulists . . . ). And "Ava Wrestles the Alligator" introduces the remarkable Bigtree Wrestling Dynasty-Grandpa Sawtooth, Chief Bigtree, and twelve-year-old Ava-proprietors of Swamplandia!, the island's #1 Gator Theme Park and Café. Ava is still mourning her mother when her father disappears, his final words to her the swamp maxim "Feed the gators, don't talk to strangers." Left to look after seventy incubating alligators and an older sister who may or may not be having sex with a succubus, Ava meets the Bird Man, and learns that when you're a kid it's often hard to tell the innocuous secrets from the ones that will kill you if you keep them. Russell's stories are beautifully written and exuberantly imagined, but it is the emotional precision behind their wondrous surfaces that makes them unforgettable. Magically, from the spiritual wilderness and ghostly swamps of the Florida Everglades, against a backdrop of ancient lizards and disconcertingly lush plant life-in an idiom that is as arrestingly lovely as it is surreal-Karen Russell shows us who we are and how we live. List of Readers Ava Wrestles the Alligator--Arielle Sitrick Haunting Olivia--Zach McLarty Z.Z.'s Sleep-Away Camp for Disordered Dreamers--Patrick Mackie The Star-Gazer's Log of Summer-Time Crime--Nick Chamian from Children's Reminiscences of the Westward Migration--Jesse Bernstein Lady Yeti and the Palace of Artificial Snows--J.B. Adkins T

A dazzling debut, a blazingly original voice: the ten stories in St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves introduce a radiant new talent. In the collection's title story, a pack of girls raised by wolves are painstakingly reeducated by nuns. In "Haunting Olivia," two young boys make midnight trips to a boat graveyard in search of their dead sister, who set sail in the exoskeleton of a giant crab. In "Z.Z.'s Sleepaway Camp for Disordered Dreamers," a boy whose dreams foretell implacable tragedies is sent to a summer camp for troubled sleepers (Cabin 1, Narcoleptics; Cabin 2, Sleep Apneics; Cabin 3, Somnambulists . . . ). And "Ava Wrestles the Alligator" introduces the remarkable Bigtree Wrestling Dynasty-Grandpa Sawtooth, Chief Bigtree, and twelve-year-old Ava-proprietors of Swamplandia!, the island's #1 Gator Theme Park and Café. Ava is still mourning her mother when her father disappears, his final words to her the swamp maxim "Feed the gators, don't talk to strangers." Left to look after seventy incubating alligators and an older sister who may or may not be having sex with a succubus, Ava meets the Bird Man, and learns that when you're a kid it's often hard to tell the innocuous secrets from the ones that will kill you if you keep them. Russell's stories are beautifully written and exuberantly imagined, but it is the emotional precision behind their wondrous surfaces that makes them unforgettable. Magically, from the spiritual wilderness and ghostly swamps of the Florida Everglades, against a backdrop of ancient lizards and disconcertingly lush plant life-in an idiom that is as arrestingly lovely as it is surreal-Karen Russell shows us who we are and how we live. List of Readers Ava Wrestles the Alligator--Arielle Sitrick Haunting Olivia--Zach McLarty Z.Z.'s Sleep-Away Camp for Disordered Dreamers--Patrick Mackie The Star-Gazer's Log of Summer-Time Crime--Nick Chamian from Children's Reminiscences of the Westward Migration--Jesse Bernstein Lady Yeti and the Palace of Artificial Snows--J.B. Adkins T
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A dazzling debut, a blazingly original voice: the ten stories in St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves introduce a radiant new talent. In the collection's title story, a pack of girls raised by wolves are painstakingly reeducated by nuns. In "Haunting Olivia," two young boys make midnight trips to a boat graveyard in search of their dead sister, who set sail in the exoskeleton of a giant crab. In "Z.Z.'s Sleepaway Camp for Disordered Dreamers," a boy whose dreams foretell implacable tragedies is sent to a summer camp for troubled sleepers (Cabin 1, Narcoleptics; Cabin 2, Sleep Apneics; Cabin 3, Somnambulists . . . ). And "Ava Wrestles the Alligator" introduces the remarkable Bigtree Wrestling Dynasty-Grandpa Sawtooth, Chief Bigtree, and twelve-year-old Ava-proprietors of Swamplandia!, the island's #1 Gator Theme Park and Café. Ava is still mourning her mother when her father disappears, his final words to her the swamp maxim "Feed the gators, don't talk to strangers." Left to look after seventy incubating alligators and an older sister who may or may not be having sex with a succubus, Ava meets the Bird Man, and learns that when you're a kid it's often hard to tell the innocuous secrets from the ones that will kill you if you keep them. Russell's stories are beautifully written and exuberantly imagined, but it is the emotional precision behind their wondrous surfaces that makes them unforgettable. Magically, from the spiritual wilderness and ghostly swamps of the Florida Everglades, against a backdrop of ancient lizards and disconcertingly lush plant life-in an idiom that is as arrestingly lovely as it is surreal-Karen Russell shows us who we are and how we live. List of Readers Ava Wrestles the Alligator--Arielle Sitrick Haunting Olivia--Zach McLarty Z.Z.'s Sleep-Away Camp for Disordered Dreamers--Patrick Mackie The Star-Gazer's Log of Summer-Time Crime--Nick Chamian from Children's Reminiscences of the Westward Migration--Jesse Bernstein Lady Yeti and the Palace of Artificial Snows--J.B. Adkins T

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

8h 1m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:25


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:45


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:28


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:16


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:08


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:39


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:15


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:48


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:15


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:14


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:19


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:11


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:42


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:53


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:15


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:33


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:47


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:52


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:16


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:19


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:33


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:17


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:54


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:33


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:55


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:07


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:13


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:34


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:07


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:28


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:19


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:08


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

01:18