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The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs

Jack Gantos

"I expect you might think the story I am about to tell you is untrue or perversely gothic in some unhealthy way. You might even think I've exaggerated the facts in order to twist this book into a modern-day metaphor on the exploitation of human creation, as did Mary Shelley with Frankenstein. Maybe you'll think I'm trying to spook you with a psychological tale of a murderous double as Edgar Allan Poe wrote in "William Wilson," or to stir up family shame as Hawthorne did in The House of the Seven Gables. But my story is entirely different." So begins Jack Gantos' unnerving drama about three generations of family and friends in a small western Pennsylvania town, held together by the secrets of obsessional mother love-a love so blood-bound that, once revealed, it has no choice but to turn against its keepers. From the Compact Disc edition.

"I expect you might think the story I am about to tell you is untrue or perversely gothic in some unhealthy way. You might even think I've exaggerated the facts in order to twist this book into a modern-day metaphor on the exploitation of human creation, as did Mary Shelley with Frankenstein. Maybe you'll think I'm trying to spook you with a psychological tale of a murderous double as Edgar Allan Poe wrote in "William Wilson," or to stir up family shame as Hawthorne did in The House of the Seven Gables. But my story is entirely different." So begins Jack Gantos' unnerving drama about three generations of family and friends in a small western Pennsylvania town, held together by the secrets of obsessional mother love-a love so blood-bound that, once revealed, it has no choice but to turn against its keepers. From the Compact Disc edition.
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"I expect you might think the story I am about to tell you is untrue or perversely gothic in some unhealthy way. You might even think I've exaggerated the facts in order to twist this book into a modern-day metaphor on the exploitation of human creation, as did Mary Shelley with Frankenstein. Maybe you'll think I'm trying to spook you with a psychological tale of a murderous double as Edgar Allan Poe wrote in "William Wilson," or to stir up family shame as Hawthorne did in The House of the Seven Gables. But my story is entirely different." So begins Jack Gantos' unnerving drama about three generations of family and friends in a small western Pennsylvania town, held together by the secrets of obsessional mother love-a love so blood-bound that, once revealed, it has no choice but to turn against its keepers. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lisa Datz

Length:

4h 47m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:07


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:51


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:03


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:58


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:04


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:35


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:44


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:07


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:58


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:41


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:56


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:21