Our next pick for The WD Book Club is Orange World by American author and pulitzer finalist Karen Rusell. The universally beloved author of the New York Times best sellers
Our next pick for The WD Book Club is Orange World by American author and pulitzer finalist Karen Rusell. The universally beloved author of the New York Times best sellers Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, returns with a stunning new collection of short fiction that showcases her 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 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.
“[One] of our most original short story writers… [Russell] has impeccable command of her form….Russell’s particular gift lies in taking themes that are close to universal and presenting them in stories whose strangeness comes to seem entirely natural, even necessary.” –Emily St. John Mandel, The New York Times Book Review
“Brilliant… Stunning… Her imagination is boundless.. .Russell’s last book, Vampires in the Lemon Grove was far and away one of the best books of 2013, and Orange World proves that the author has only gotten better… Russell is one of the most original American authors working today. She’s also one of the best. Orange World is a thing of beauty, a stunning collection from one of the most brilliant literary minds of her generation.” –NPR
As always, Book Club members (meaning you just show up) will enjoy a 10% discount on the next book club title and on every item they’ll ask for at the bar during the Book Club meeting.
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