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The Cabal and Other Stories

Ellen Gilchrist

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"This is the story of a group of people who had a bizarre and unexpected thing happen to them. Their psychiatrist went crazy and started injecting himself with drugs. The most useful and dependable man in their lives became a maniac in the true sense of the word." So begins the The Cabal, the hilarious novella that forms the centerpiece of Ellen Gilchrist's sparkling new collection of stories. Dr. Jim Jaspers's patients include all the most prominent citizens of Jackson, Mississippi--wealthy businessmen, wealthy socialites, even the governor's daughter. Unfortunately for them, their beloved psychiatrist suddenly goes mad himself, revealing their deepest secrets and embarrassing misdeeds to anyone who will listen. The whole town goes crazy: some want to lock him up or, failing that, arrange a convenient accident. Others try to protect him. The rest are busily revising their personal histories. The result is a hilarious, bitingly ironic tale, revealing that our deepest secrets invariably are those best known by others. The five stories that follow are classic Gilchrist, including another witty and wise account of Miss Crystal by Traceleen. In one story, a happily married nurse finds herself pursued by an old high-school boyfriend. In another, a grandmother makes a cross-country pilgrimage from Kansas City to Mississippi to see her family. From a literary writer struggling in Hollywood to the mysterious appearance of thirty-six gold coins in a small Southern town, these stories will delight both old and new Gilchrist fans. With all the warmth, wit and humor her readers have come to expect from her, The Cabal and Other Stories.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mary Peiffer

Length:

7h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:17


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:29


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:15


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:57


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:53


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:55


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:30


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:01


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:10


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:48


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:03


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

01:52


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:33


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:30


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:31


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:33


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:51


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:57


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:17