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The Story of Beautiful Girl

Rachel Simon

THE STORY OF BEAUTIFUL GIRL gets right under the skin and into the heart with the story of Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability that hinders her ability to speak, and Homan, an African American deaf man with only his home sign language to guide him. Both were institutionalized in the mid-twentieth century, when people with disabilities were routinely shut off from society and left to languish without attention, forgotten. One night, Lynnie and her sweetheart, Homan, escape. They find refuge in the farmhouse of the widow Martha, a retired schoolteacher. But the couple is not alone; Lynnie has just borne a child. The authories catch up to them; Homan escapes into the darkness and Lynnie is caught. But just before she is gruffly taken back to The School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, she utters two words to Martha: "Hide her." And so begins the tale of three lives desperate to connect, yet kept apart by seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

THE STORY OF BEAUTIFUL GIRL gets right under the skin and into the heart with the story of Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability that hinders her ability to speak, and Homan, an African American deaf man with only his home sign language to guide him. Both were institutionalized in the mid-twentieth century, when people with disabilities were routinely shut off from society and left to languish without attention, forgotten. One night, Lynnie and her sweetheart, Homan, escape. They find refuge in the farmhouse of the widow Martha, a retired schoolteacher. But the couple is not alone; Lynnie has just borne a child. The authories catch up to them; Homan escapes into the darkness and Lynnie is caught. But just before she is gruffly taken back to The School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, she utters two words to Martha: "Hide her." And so begins the tale of three lives desperate to connect, yet kept apart by seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
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THE STORY OF BEAUTIFUL GIRL gets right under the skin and into the heart with the story of Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability that hinders her ability to speak, and Homan, an African American deaf man with only his home sign language to guide him. Both were institutionalized in the mid-twentieth century, when people with disabilities were routinely shut off from society and left to languish without attention, forgotten. One night, Lynnie and her sweetheart, Homan, escape. They find refuge in the farmhouse of the widow Martha, a retired schoolteacher. But the couple is not alone; Lynnie has just borne a child. The authories catch up to them; Homan escapes into the darkness and Lynnie is caught. But just before she is gruffly taken back to The School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, she utters two words to Martha: "Hide her." And so begins the tale of three lives desperate to connect, yet kept apart by seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Reading

Length:

11h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:41


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

38:30


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

45:53


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

41:34


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

34:34


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

35:56


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

41:06


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

23:32


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

14:32


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

36:33


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

29:19


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

39:44


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

26:28


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

31:06


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

12:54


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

19:21


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

27:49


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

22:30


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

27:47


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

32:56


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

28:45


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

25:39


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

19:29


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

24:25


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

15:51


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

12:57


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

01:13