St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

by Karen Russell

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St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves | 9780099507321 | Karen Russell

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ISBN:9780099507321

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:07/08/2008 by Vintage Publishing

Description

Charting loss, love, and the difficult art of growing up, these stories unfurl with wicked humour and insight. Two young boys make midnight trips to a boat graveyard in search of their dead sister, who set sail in the exoskeleton of a giant crab; a boy whose dreams foretell implacable tragedies is sent to ‘Sleepaway Camp for Disordered Dreamers’ (Cabin 1, Narcoleptics; Cabin 2, Insomniacs; Cabin 3, Somnambulists. . . ); a Minotaur leads his family on the trail out West, and finally, in the collection’s poignant and hilarious title story, fifteen girls raised by wolves are painstakingly re-civilised by nuns.