The Reckless Kind by Carly Heath audiobook

The Reckless Kind

By Carly Heath
Read by Laura Knight Keating  and Michael Crouch

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781641292818

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781705048603

  • ISBN: 9798200835461

Runtime: 11.22 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A genre-defying debut, this queer historical YA centers a wild and reckless trio who fly in the face of small town tradition—full of compassion, love, and determination to live the lives of their choosing. It’s 1904 on an island just west of Norway, and Asta Hedstrom doesn’t want to marry her odious betrothed, Nils. But her mother believes she should be grateful for the possibility of any domestic future given her single-sided deafness, unconventional appearance, and even stranger notions. Asta would rather spend her life performing in the village theater with her fellow outcasts: her best friend Gunnar Fuglestad and his secret boyfriend, wealthy Erlend Fournier. But the situation takes a dire turn when Nils lashes out in jealousy—gravely injuring Gunnar. Shunning marriage for good, Asta moves with Gunnar and Erlend to their secluded cabin above town. With few ties left to their families, they have one shot at gaining enough kroner to secure their way of life: win the village’s annual horse race. Despite Gunnar’s increasing misgivings, Asta and Erlend intend to prove this unheard-of arrangement will succeed. Asta trains as a blacksmith; Erlend cares for recovering Gunnar. But as race day approaches, the villagers’ hateful ignorance only grows stronger. With this year’s competition proving dangerous for the trio, Asta and Erlend soon find they face another equally deadly peril: the possibility of losing Gunnar, and their found family, forever.

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Author Bio: Carly Heath

Author Bio: Carly Heath

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 11.22
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English