Mermaids by Patty Dann audiobook

Mermaids

By Patty Dann
Read by Elizabeth Evans

By Patty Dann
Read by Elizabeth Evans

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780899194714

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781721344369

  • ISBN: 9781721344369

Runtime: 4.11 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

“Mrs. Flax was happiest when she was leaving a place, but I wanted to stay put long enough to fall down crazy and hear the Word of God. I always called my mother Mrs. Flax.”

So begins this extraordinary first novel about one wild year in the life of 14-year-old Charlotte Flax, when she and her sister Kate move with Mrs. Flax into a sleepy 1960’s Massachusetts town. Mrs. Flax is a woman who wears polka-dot dresses and serves hors d’oeuvres for dinner every night, and Kate is a child who basically wants to be a fish.

And then there’s Charlotte, who in Patty Dann’s hands, is transformed into a young woman of infinite whim and variety. Charlotte’s main ambition in life is to become a saint, preferably martyred, though she’s Jewish. She’s smitten with the shy young caretaker at the convent at the top of the hill. Dann has created a young girl who accepts the unkindness of the mad universe in which she’s whirling and takes it on with a savage glee.

Charlotte Flax is like no one you have ever met - and someone you know very well.

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Author

Author Bio: Patty Dann

Author Bio: Patty Dann

Patty Dann has published three novels, Mermaids, Starfish, and Sweet & Crazy. Her most recent nonfiction book is The Butterfly Hours: Transforming Memories into Memoir. Her work has been translated into French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. Mermaids was made into a movie, starring Cher, Winona Ryder, and Christina Ricci. She has taught at the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio, Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute, and the West Side YMCA in NYC. New York Magazine named Dann one of the “Great Teachers of NYC”. Dann is married to journalist Michael Hill and has one son and two stepsons.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English