Dear Miss Metropolitan by Carolyn Ferrell audiobook

Dear Miss Metropolitan: A Novel

By Carolyn Ferrell
Read by Bahni Turpin

Macmillan Audio 9781250793614

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781250804693

  • ISBN: 9781250804693

Runtime: 11.23 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Introducing an extraordinary and original writer whose first novel explores the intersections of grief and rage, personal strength and healing—and what we owe one another. Fern seeks refuge from her mother’s pill-popping and boyfriends via Soul Train; Gwen finds salvation in the music of Prince much to her congregation’s dismay and Jessenia, miles ahead of her classmates at her gifted and talented high school, is a brainy and precocious enigma. None of this matter to Boss Man, the monster who abducts them and holds them captive in a dilapidated house in Queens. On the night they are finally rescued, throngs line the block gawking and claiming ignorance. Among them is lifetime resident Miss Metropolitan, advice columnist for the local weekly, but how could anyone who fancies herself a “newspaperwoman” have missed a horror story unfolding right across the street? And why is it that only two of the three girls—now women—were found? The mystery haunts the two remaining “victim girls” who are subjected to the further trauma of becoming symbols as they continuously adapt to their present and their unrelenting past. Like Emma Donoghue’s Room, Carolyn Ferrell’s Dear Miss Metropolitan gives voice to characters surviving unimaginable tragedy. Inspired by real events, the story is inventively revealed before, during, and after the ordeal in this singular and urgent novel. A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A daring and powerful first novel. Carolyn Ferrell is masterful in delivering us into the depth of her characters’ dark worlds so that we emerge with the light of understanding and the inspiration to take actions. I am changed after reading this book.” Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, author of The Mountains Sing
“The ‘victim girls’ in Carolyn Ferrell’s novel Dear Miss Metropolitan are some of the most original, rich, memorable characters I’ve read. Dear Miss Metropolitan is an astonishing, innovative novel of trauma, connection, and survival. Carolyn Ferrell is a brilliant writer.” Karen E. Bender, author of Refund
“Such a beautifully rendered and provocative novel. Ferrell has given me a world I could never have imagined filled with so many people I feel like I’ve always known. A stunner.” Jacqueline Woodson, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Carolyn Ferrell

Author Bio: Carolyn Ferrell

Carolyn Ferrell is the author of the short-story collection, Don’t Erase Me, which was awarded the Art Seidenbaum Award of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the John C. Zachiris Award given by Ploughshares, and the Quality Paperback Book Prize for First Fiction. Ferrell’s stories have been anthologized in Best American Short Stories 2018 and The Best American Short Stories of the Century, among other places. She teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York with her husband and children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 11.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English