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I will say that Karen Russell s imagination is Fertile and complex place Her short stories are incredibly varied and always unexpected Unfortunately, I just didn t engage with most of these I often leave her work thinking I should like it, but alas I have no idea how Russell comes up with these mystical and bizarre stories, but I m glad that she does The Bad Graft is the story of a Joshua Tree s spirit invading a woman s body that I can t stop thinking about then there s The Gondoliers , with gorgeous description of the eerily real future of Florida, somewhat abandoned after an environmental catastrophe and the short but bittersweet life of a dog in Madame Bovary s Greyhound This collection is altogether enchanting with a light se I have no idea how Russell comes up with these mystical and bizarre stories, but I m glad that she does The Bad Graft is the story of a Joshua Tree s spirit invading a woman s body that I can t stop thinking about then there s The Gondoliers , with gorgeous description of the eerily real future of Florida, somewhat abandoned after an environmental catastrophe and the short but bittersweet life of a dog in Madame Bovary s Greyhound This collection is altogether enchanting with a light seasoning of humor certainly not to be missed O.K., Yvette says, breathing loudly through her nose That s O.K Weaning is a process A group of lactating mothers work together to defeat a very hungry demon Sounds bizarre, I know, but I found it to be quite a mesmerizing read Bet the La Leche League never had to deal with this situation.Read it for yourself O.K., Yvette says, breathing loudly through her nose That s O.K Weaning is a process A group of lactating mothers work together to defeat a very hungry demon Sounds bizarre, I know, but I found it to be quite a mesmerizing read Bet the La Leche League never had to deal with this situation.Read it for yourself This is my second favorite Karen Russell I will always hold This was a fascinating collection of short stories They were all great, but The Tornado Auction was definitely my favorite that one will stick with me for a long time. Having new books by Helen Phillips The Need read it immediately and Karen Russell in the same year is almostexcitement than I can handle Both writers work in the literary surreal purgatorial unsettling horror weird space and I very much love it These stories are truly brilliant and Russell is a master storyteller but we knew that already. I remember when Swamplandia came out, and I obsessively recommended and described it to people I must ve been such a charming dinner guest As far as I m concerned, Orange World and Other Stories is the pinnacle of Russell s stylistic and imaginative achievement thus far Each of her tales is so vivid and slightly askew With a central fantastic conceit played out in an insistently realistic world not necessarily our world, mind you, but a realistic one often melding contexts with which h I remember when Swamplandia came out, and I obsessively recommended and described it to people I must ve been such a charming dinner guest As far as I m concerned, Orange World and Other Stories is the pinnacle of Russell s stylistic and imaginative achievement thus far Each of her tales is so vivid and slightly askew With a central fantastic conceit played out in an insistently realistic world not necessarily our world, mind you, but a realistic one often melding contexts with which her readers are familiar in a phantasmagoric shorthand For example, in one story, people breed tornadoes for the rodeo, for example, and Russell brilliantly entangles the rich idioms of catastrophic weather and bull breeding In another, climate change and pollution have led to a New Florida, and teenage girls become gondoliers The cli fi context is constantly offset by this vaguely Venetian fantasy and then compounded in its eerie strangeness by the girls development of echolocation Russell is so inventive, and the psychological core of each of her stories is powerful Perhaps my favorite is the title story, Orange World, which describes parental fear for infants green world would be a safe one, orange is one with daily perils, red would be apocalyptic and also the rigors and terrors of breast feeding Though the stakes for the characters are clear, urgent, and immediate and often reflect the dilemmas and flaws of lives in our world, Russell is also playful her stories aren t pat Another favorite, about zombies on Corfu, takes a turn at the very end that had me laughing both because of how fitting it was and how unexpected A true delight of a collection How does she condense so much narrative into each perfectly calibrated, brightly colored story The secret must lie in those sentences, oh my GOD, Russell s prose is a reminder of what it is to read and enjoy a singular voice I am so in love with this book It s her best so far, and that s saying a LOT. What Russell has accomplished with these stories is hard to describe, but I ll try She takes what often starts off as a relatively normal situation, and then pulls the stories into a surreal world One never knows when, how or even why it happens but it does I m always in awe of authors who have this kind of imagination, and write so well that the reader accepts these situations as they are Fiendish This is a strong work Eight stories, all but one I liked, the first, The Prospector my favori What Russell has accomplished with these stories is hard to describe, but I ll try She takes what often starts off as a relatively normal situation, and then pulls the stories into a surreal world One never knows when, how or even why it happens but it does I m always in awe of authors who have this kind of imagination, and write so well that the reader accepts these situations as they are Fiendish This is a strong work Eight stories, all but one I liked, the first, The Prospector my favorite There is humor, horror, unbelievable happenings accepted as normal They are strange, but always recognizable, the emotion true In short, very unexpected, different, and executed well Look, he says dreamily, and points to where the moon is rising, bright and enormous as the door to another Galaxy, on the opposite side of the bay ARc from Edelweiss `Download Book ☙ Orange World and Other Stories ☋ From the Pulitzer Finalist and universally beloved author of the New York Times best sellers Swamplandiaand Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a stunning new collection of short fiction that showcases Karen Russell s extraordinary, irresistible gifts of language and imaginationKaren 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