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The Society of S - A Novel

Susan Hubbard

What if everything you knew about your family was a lie: What if, when the lies began to crack, beneath them lay a truth so dark and deep, yet so compelling, that it pulled you inside? Ariella Montero is seeking the true identities of her mother and father-and of herself. She's been taught literature, philosophy, science, and history, but she knows almost nothing about the real world and its complexities. Her world is one wherein ghosts and vampires commune with humans; where Edgar Allan Poe and Jack Kerouac are role models; where every time a puzzle seems solved, its last piece changes the entire picture. When the last piece is murder, Ari goes on the road in search of her mother, who disappeared at the time of her birth. The hunt nearly costs Ari her life, and, in finding her mother, she loses her father. But gradually she uncovers the secrets that have kept the family apart, and she begins to come to terms with her own unique nature and her chances for survival. Set in upstate New York, England, and the American South, The Society of S explodes stereotypes-of the homeschooled, vampires, monkeys, FBI agents, and academics. In this strange new world, vegetarianism, environmentalism, biomedical research, and the ability to disappear are options for those who drink blood and face the prospect of eternal life. A taut, character-driven literary mystery, The Society of S is the future of vampirism, told in a voice that will haunt you-and make you think.

What if everything you knew about your family was a lie: What if, when the lies began to crack, beneath them lay a truth so dark and deep, yet so compelling, that it pulled you inside? Ariella Montero is seeking the true identities of her mother and father-and of herself. She's been taught literature, philosophy, science, and history, but she knows almost nothing about the real world and its complexities. Her world is one wherein ghosts and vampires commune with humans; where Edgar Allan Poe and Jack Kerouac are role models; where every time a puzzle seems solved, its last piece changes the entire picture. When the last piece is murder, Ari goes on the road in search of her mother, who disappeared at the time of her birth. The hunt nearly costs Ari her life, and, in finding her mother, she loses her father. But gradually she uncovers the secrets that have kept the family apart, and she begins to come to terms with her own unique nature and her chances for survival. Set in upstate New York, England, and the American South, The Society of S explodes stereotypes-of the homeschooled, vampires, monkeys, FBI agents, and academics. In this strange new world, vegetarianism, environmentalism, biomedical research, and the ability to disappear are options for those who drink blood and face the prospect of eternal life. A taut, character-driven literary mystery, The Society of S is the future of vampirism, told in a voice that will haunt you-and make you think.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

What if everything you knew about your family was a lie: What if, when the lies began to crack, beneath them lay a truth so dark and deep, yet so compelling, that it pulled you inside? Ariella Montero is seeking the true identities of her mother and father-and of herself. She's been taught literature, philosophy, science, and history, but she knows almost nothing about the real world and its complexities. Her world is one wherein ghosts and vampires commune with humans; where Edgar Allan Poe and Jack Kerouac are role models; where every time a puzzle seems solved, its last piece changes the entire picture. When the last piece is murder, Ari goes on the road in search of her mother, who disappeared at the time of her birth. The hunt nearly costs Ari her life, and, in finding her mother, she loses her father. But gradually she uncovers the secrets that have kept the family apart, and she begins to come to terms with her own unique nature and her chances for survival. Set in upstate New York, England, and the American South, The Society of S explodes stereotypes-of the homeschooled, vampires, monkeys, FBI agents, and academics. In this strange new world, vegetarianism, environmentalism, biomedical research, and the ability to disappear are options for those who drink blood and face the prospect of eternal life. A taut, character-driven literary mystery, The Society of S is the future of vampirism, told in a voice that will haunt you-and make you think.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joyce Bean

Length:

9h 30m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

07:58


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

36:00


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

43:25


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

19:38


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

29:26


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

38:44


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

30:35


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

27:59


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

37:54


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

16:29


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

34:52


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

49:20


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

11:39


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

51:32


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

34:16


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

20:57


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

24:06


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

25:23


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

19:56


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

08:25


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

02:21