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Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories

  • List Price: $28.00
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  • Seller:Audible, Inc. (US)
  • Sales Rank:31,529
  • Format:Unabridged
  • Language:English (Unknown)
  • Media:Audible Audio Edition
  • Running Time:33300 Minutes
  • Publication Date:February 12, 2013
  • ASIN:B00B4XDTFA
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Synopsis

From the author of the instant New York Times best seller Swamplandia! (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), a dazzling new collection of stories that showcases Karen Russell's gifts at their inimitable best.

In the collection's marvelous title story, two aging vampires in a sun-drenched Italian lemon grove find their hundred-year marriage tested when one of them develops a fear of flying. In "The Seagull Army Descends on Strong Beach, 1979", a dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left in a seagull's nest. "Proving Up" and "The Graveless Doll of Eric Mutis" - stories of children left to fend for themselves in dire predicaments - find Russell veering into more sinister territory, and ultimately crossing the line into full-scale horror. In "The New Veterans", a massage therapist working with a tattooed war veteran discovers she has the power to heal by manipulating the images on his body. In all, these wondrous new pieces display a young writer of superlative originality and invention coming into the full range and scale of her powers.


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