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Orange world : and other stories / Karen Russell.

Author/creator Russell, Karen, 1981- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
Copyright Notice ©2019
Description271 pages ; 22 cm
Subject(s)
Other author/creatorContainer of (work) : Russell, Karen, 1981- Prospectors.
Other author/creatorContainer of (work) : Russell, Karen, 1981- Bad graft.
Other author/creatorContainer of (work) : Russell, Karen, 1981- Bog girl: a romance.
Other author/creatorContainer of (work) : Russell, Karen, 1981- Madame Boyary's greyhound.
Other author/creatorContainer of (work) : Russell, Karen, 1981- Tornado auction.
Other author/creatorContainer of (work) : Russell, Karen, 1981- Black Corfu.
Other author/creatorContainer of (work) : Russell, Karen, 1981- Gondoliers.
Other author/creatorContainer of (work) : Russell, Karen, 1981- Orange world.
Uniform titleShort stories. Selections
Variant title Orange world and other stories
Contents The prospectors -- The bad graft -- Bog girl: a romance -- Madame Bovary's greyhound -- The tornado auction -- Black Corfu -- The Gondoliers -- Orange world.
Abstract "From the Pulitzer Finalist and universally beloved author of the New York Times best sellers Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a stunning new collection of short fiction that showcases Karen Russell's extraordinary, irresistible gifts of language and imagination. Karen Russell's comedic genius and mesmerizing talent for creating outlandish predicaments that uncannily mirror our inner in lives is on full display in these eight exuberant, arrestingly vivid, unforgettable stories. In "Bog Girl: a Romance," a revelatory story about first love, a young man falls in love with a two thousand year old girl that he's extracted from a mass of peat in a Northern European bog. In "The Prospectors," two opportunistic young women fleeing the depression strike out for new territory, and find themselves fighting for their lives. In the brilliant, hilarious title story, a new mother desperate to ensure her infant's safety strikes a diabolical deal, agreeing to breastfeed the devil in exchange for his protection. The landscape in which these stories unfold is a feral, slippery, purgatorial space, bracketed by the void--yet within it, Russell captures the exquisite beauty and tenderness of ordinary life. Orange World is a miracle of storytelling from a true modern master."--Book jacket.
Abstract This collection of short fiction by Russel showcases her gifts of language and imagination. She creates outlandish predicaments that uncannily mirror our inner lives-- but places them in a landscape of feral, slippery, purgatorial spaces. -- adapted from jacket
General note"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf."--Title page verso.
Issued in other formOnline version: Russell, Karen, 1981- Orange world and other stories. First edition. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019 9780525656142
Genre/formShort stories.
LCCN 2018054561
ISBN9780525656135 hardcover
ISBN0525656138 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book
Stock numberRandom House Inc, Attn Order Entry 400 Hahn rd, Westminster, MD, USA, 21157 SAN 201-3975

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