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Touchy Subjects - Stories

Emma Donoghue

In this sparkling collection of nineteen stories, the bestselling author of Slammerkin returns to contemporary affairs, exposing the private dilemmas that result from some of our most public controversies. A man finds God and finally wants to father a child-only his wife is now forty-two years old. A coach's son discovers his sexuality on the football field. A roommate's bizarre secret liberates a repressed young woman. From the unforeseen consequences of a polite social lie to the turmoil caused by the hair on a woman's chin, Donoghue dramatizes the seemingly small acts upon which our lives often turn. Many of these stories involve animals and what they mean to us, or babies and whether to have them; some replay biblical plots in modern contexts. With characters old, young, straight, gay, and simply confused, Donoghue dazzles with her range and her ability to touch lightly but delve deeply into the human condition.

In this sparkling collection of nineteen stories, the bestselling author of Slammerkin returns to contemporary affairs, exposing the private dilemmas that result from some of our most public controversies. A man finds God and finally wants to father a child-only his wife is now forty-two years old. A coach's son discovers his sexuality on the football field. A roommate's bizarre secret liberates a repressed young woman. From the unforeseen consequences of a polite social lie to the turmoil caused by the hair on a woman's chin, Donoghue dramatizes the seemingly small acts upon which our lives often turn. Many of these stories involve animals and what they mean to us, or babies and whether to have them; some replay biblical plots in modern contexts. With characters old, young, straight, gay, and simply confused, Donoghue dazzles with her range and her ability to touch lightly but delve deeply into the human condition.
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In this sparkling collection of nineteen stories, the bestselling author of Slammerkin returns to contemporary affairs, exposing the private dilemmas that result from some of our most public controversies. A man finds God and finally wants to father a child-only his wife is now forty-two years old. A coach's son discovers his sexuality on the football field. A roommate's bizarre secret liberates a repressed young woman. From the unforeseen consequences of a polite social lie to the turmoil caused by the hair on a woman's chin, Donoghue dramatizes the seemingly small acts upon which our lives often turn. Many of these stories involve animals and what they mean to us, or babies and whether to have them; some replay biblical plots in modern contexts. With characters old, young, straight, gay, and simply confused, Donoghue dazzles with her range and her ability to touch lightly but delve deeply into the human condition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Cormack, Daniel Coonan, Caroline Lennon, Jennifer Woodward, Maggie Mash

Length:

8h 55m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

56:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

30:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

46:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

47:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:31