St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 14, 2007 - Fiction - 208 pages
570 Reviews
A San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year

In these ten glittering stories, debut author Karen Russell takes us to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida Everglades. Here wolf-like girls are reformed by nuns, a family makes their living wrestling alligators in a theme park, and little girls sail away on crab shells. Filled with stunning inventiveness and heart, St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves introduces a radiant new writer.


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Super weird, super cool, super poetic prose. - Goodreads
Funny writer...but I tired of subjects being teens - Goodreads
Excellent imagery and fantastic little tales. - Goodreads
Brilliant character development. - Goodreads
I don't like abrupt and/or uncertain endings. - Goodreads
Fun yet complex writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Michele - Goodreads

Lovely and beautifully-written short stories that all left me feeling a bit empty. Read full review

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I wanted to be really into this and was not taken with it AT ALL. Read full review

Contents

Ava Wrestles the Alligator
3
Haunting Olivia
26
Z Z s SleepAway Camp for Disordered Dreamers
49
The StarGazers Log of SummerTime Crime
72
from Cliildreifs Reminiscences of
103
Lady Yeti and the Palace of Artificial Snows
132
The City of Shells
156
Out to Sea
179
Accident Brief Occurrence 00422
197
St Lucys Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
225
Acknowledgments
247
Copyright

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Page 21 - I loose my shaft, I loose it and the moon clouds over, I loose it, and the sun is extinguished, I loose it, and the stars burn dim. But it is not the sun, moon, and stars that I shoot at, It is the stalk of the heart of that child of the congregation, So-and-so. Cluck ! cluck ! soul of So-and-so, come and walk with me, Come and sit with me, vi BEATING THE SHADOW 575 Come and sleep and share my pillow.

About the author (2007)

Karen Russell, a native of Miami, has been featured in both The New Yorker's debut fiction issue and New York magazine's list of twenty-five people to watch under the age of twenty-six. She is a graduate of the Columbia MFA program and is the 2005 recipient of the Transatlantic Review/Henfield Foundation Award; her fiction has recently appeared in Conjunctions, Granta, Zoetrope, Oxford American, and The New Yorker. Twenty-five years old, she lives in New York City.


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