Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories

Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories

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From the author of the New York Times best seller Swamplandia!—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—a magical new collection of stories that showcases Karen Russell’s gifts at their inimitable best.

A dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left behind in a seagull’s nest.  A community of girls held captive in a silk factory slowly transmute into human silkworms, spinning delicate threads from their… (more)

Editorial reviews (7 reviews)

This book covers war, gender issues, puberty, marriage, and death with such flair and delight that it’s still surprising to realize this is only Russell’s second story collection.

Reading this marvelous book, I felt the way one of its characters, Samson, feels about surfing: "It's like you're coasting outside of time, outside your own skin."

If, like me, you’re haunted by Bradbury’s calliopes, King’s snowbound resorts and dark woods, Poe’s cheerful murderers, and Mieville’s inter-dimensional insects, but also like a dash of humor with your terror, Vampires in the Lemon Grove is a must-read.

Book Details  

Publisher: Vintage (February 12, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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