St Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

Author(s): Karen Russell

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Charting loss, love, and the difficult art of growing up, these stories unfurl with wicked humour and insight. Two young boys make midnight trips to a boat graveyard in search of their dead sister, who set sail in the exoskeleton of a giant crab; a boy whose dreams foretell implacable tragedies is sent to 'Sleepaway Camp for Disordered Dreamers' (Cabin 1, Narcoleptics; Cabin 2, Insomniacs; Cabin 3, Somnambulists...); a Minotaur leads his family on the trail out West, and finally, in the collection's poignant and hilarious title story, fifteen girls raised by wolves are painstakingly re-civilised by nuns. These ten extraordinary stories introduce an audacious new talent, and a world in which weird and wonderful predicaments magically reveal the truth of our own lives. A blazingly original voice, a dazzling debut, a breathtaking discovery.


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A blazingly original voice, a dazzling debut, a breathtaking discovery.

Karen Russell has been featured in both The New Yorker's debut fiction issue and New York magazine's 25 People to Watch Under the Age of 25. She is a graduate of the Columbia M.F.A. program and the 2005 recipient of the Transatlantic/Henfield Foundation Award; her fiction has recently appeared in Granta. Twenty-four years old, she lives in New York City.

General Fields

  • : 9780099507321
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : May 2008
  • : 198mm X 130mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2008
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Karen Russell
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 813.6
  • : oc2008052599
  • : 256