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St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
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May 27, 08

bookshelves: litfantasy, shortstories, 2007

These stories, mainly set in the Florida Everglades (which is a pretty cool setting) are, as the jacket blurbs will tell you, delightfully wacky with touches of magical realism. What I noticed beyond that was that just about all the stories involve children who have lost a father and/or mother, or maybe even a sister here and there. The kids are usually pre-adolescent or adolescent, struggling to connect to the world through their pain, and the slightly weird touches Russell gives only emphasizes this. She gives great metaphor, too.
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