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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Karen Joy Fowler

Shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize Winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award One of the New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of 2013 Named by The Christian Science Monitor as one of the top 15 works of fiction The New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club introduces a middle-class American family, ordinary in every way but one... Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. "I was raised with a chimpanzee," she explains. "I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren't thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern's expulsion...she was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half and I loved her as a sister." As a child, Rosemary never stopped talking. Then, something happened, and Rosemary wrapped herself in silence. In We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler weaves her most accomplished work to date-a tale of loving but fallible people whose well-intentioned actions lead to heartbreaking consequences. "A gripping, big-hearted book...through the tender voice of her protagonist, Fowler has a lot to say about family, memory, language, science, and indeed the question of what constitutes a human being."-Khaled Hosseini

Shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize Winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award One of the New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of 2013 Named by The Christian Science Monitor as one of the top 15 works of fiction The New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club introduces a middle-class American family, ordinary in every way but one... Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. "I was raised with a chimpanzee," she explains. "I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren't thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern's expulsion...she was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half and I loved her as a sister." As a child, Rosemary never stopped talking. Then, something happened, and Rosemary wrapped herself in silence. In We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler weaves her most accomplished work to date-a tale of loving but fallible people whose well-intentioned actions lead to heartbreaking consequences. "A gripping, big-hearted book...through the tender voice of her protagonist, Fowler has a lot to say about family, memory, language, science, and indeed the question of what constitutes a human being."-Khaled Hosseini
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize Winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award One of the New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of 2013 Named by The Christian Science Monitor as one of the top 15 works of fiction The New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club introduces a middle-class American family, ordinary in every way but one... Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. "I was raised with a chimpanzee," she explains. "I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren't thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern's expulsion...she was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half and I loved her as a sister." As a child, Rosemary never stopped talking. Then, something happened, and Rosemary wrapped herself in silence. In We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler weaves her most accomplished work to date-a tale of loving but fallible people whose well-intentioned actions lead to heartbreaking consequences. "A gripping, big-hearted book...through the tender voice of her protagonist, Fowler has a lot to say about family, memory, language, science, and indeed the question of what constitutes a human being."-Khaled Hosseini

Language:

English

Narrators:

Orlagh Cassidy

Length:

8h 57m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

04:00


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:09


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

13:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

28:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

11:48