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What Should Be Wild: A Novel
What Should Be Wild: A Novel
What Should Be Wild: A Novel
Аудиокнига11 часов

What Should Be Wild: A Novel

Написано Julia Fine

Озвучено Cassandra Campbell и Rebecca Gibel

Рейтинг: 3.5 из 5 звезд

3.5/5

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In this darkly funny, striking debut, a highly unusual young woman must venture into the woods at the edge of her home to remove a curse that has plagued the women in her family for millennia—an utterly original novel with all the mesmerizing power of The Tiger's Wife, The Snow Child, and Swamplandia!

Cursed. Maisie Cothay has never known the feel of human flesh: born with the power to kill or resurrect at her slightest touch, she has spent her childhood sequestered in her family's manor at the edge of a mysterious forest. Maisie's father, an anthropologist who sees her as more experiment than daughter, has warned Maisie not to venture into the wood. Locals talk of men disappearing within, emerging with addled minds and strange stories. What he does not tell Maisie is that for over a millennium her female ancestors have also vanished into the wood, never to emerge—for she is descended from a long line of cursed women.

But one day Maisie's father disappears, and Maisie must venture beyond the walls of her carefully constructed life to find him. Away from her home and the wood for the very first time, she encounters a strange world filled with wonder and deception. Yet the farther she strays, the more the wood calls her home. For only there can Maisie finally reckon with her power and come to understand the wildest parts of herself.

ЯзыкEnglish
ИздательHarperAudio
Дата выпуска8 мая 2018 г.
ISBN9780062848116
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Julia Fine

Julia Fine is the author of the critically acclaimed debut What Should Be Wild, which was short-listed for both the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel and the Chicago Review of Books Award for Fiction. She teaches writing in Chicago, Illinois where she lives with her husband and children.

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  • Рейтинг: 2 из 5 звезд
    2/5
    For such an interesting premise and a gorgeous cover, this book failed to live up to it's potential. A family with a mystical past of missing girls who disappeared into the ether culminates in the body of a young girl born to dead mother with the power to kill with her touch. Sheltered all her life, and a virtual prisoner in her home due to her gift/curse, Maisie is all alone when her father suddenly disappears. Joined by two young men in an attempt to find her father and unravel the family's secret, the story line goes off the rails in a bizarre way, never to return to a reasonable plot. I didn't even make it to the last chapter because I completely lost interest.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    Weird, twisted fairy tale/magical realism.
  • Рейтинг: 2 из 5 звезд
    2/5
    I can't claim this as an honest review. This was a book club read, but sadly, it wasn't doing it for me and I gave up about 1/4 of the way through. My mind kept wandering and I wasn't finding myself looking forward to returning to the story, so I bailed (which I rarely do).
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    A strange, fluid read. Amazing transgression of boundaries between historic and original myth. Occasionally uncomfortably close to my particular real-world religious upbringing. Things I wish: that I cared about Matthew or was truly horrified by Rafe; that Maisie managed to make a female friend; that there was... any... hint of queerness in a very queer story.
  • Рейтинг: 2 из 5 звезд
    2/5
    Hm. I think this book was trying to do too much and wasn't quite successful.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    What do you get when you mix Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Poison Ivy, trapped spirits, purgatory, a family curse, dubious science experiments and a pretty little girl who lives next to a mythical forest? You get this exquisitely crafted little book. I thoroughly enjoyed this tale that's spans centuries and surprised me every time I thought I knew what was next. It was released Tuesday; you should go read it. Then tell me what you thought. No, really, what did you think??
  • Рейтинг: 1 из 5 звезд
    1/5
    Ugh. I don't know why I listened to this. One narrator spoke in a breathy, deep voice and the other spoke with strange inflections for a whole book. I would turn it up so I could hear for one and then the next woman would yell in my ears. The book itself is cheesy and poorly written. Don't do it.
  • Рейтинг: 2 из 5 звезд
    2/5
    I usually like books like this, but this one was really confusing in an anachronistic way.

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