Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum audiobook

Good Kings Bad Kings

By Susan Nussbaum
Read by Christina Delaine , Lauren Fortgang , Emma Galvin , Alexander Cendese , David Ledoux , Karen Murray , and Daya Mendez

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9781616202637

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665158985

  • ISBN: 9781665158961

  • ISBN: 9781665158978

Runtime: 7.62 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Selected for the June 2013 Indie Next List

Told in alternating perspectives by a varied and vocal cast of characters, Nussbaum pulls back the curtain to reveal the complicated and funny and tough life inside the walls of an institution for juveniles with disabilities. From Yessenia Lopez, who dreams of her next boyfriend and of one day of living outside those walls, to Teddy, a resident who dresses up daily in a full suit and tie, to Mia, who guards a terrifying secret, Nussbaum has crafted a multifaceted portrait of a way of life hidden from most of us. In this isolated human warehouse on Chicago’s South Side, friendships are forged, trust is built, and love affairs begin. And it’s in their alliances that the residents ultimately find the strength to bond together and finally fight back against their mistreatment. Told with humor and authenticity in voices that stay with you long past the last page, Good Kings, Bad Kings is at once strikingly original, baldly funny, and profoundly moving.

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Author

Author Bio: Susan Nussbaum

Author Bio: Susan Nussbaum

Susan Nussbaum’s plays have been widely produced. Her play Mishuganismo is included in the anthology Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out. In 2008 she was cited by the Utne Reader as one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” for her work with girls with disabilities. Good Kings Bad Kings is her first novel.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English