Bunny by Mona  Awad audiobook

Bunny: A Novel

By Mona Awad
Read by Sophie Amoss

Bolinda Audio 9780525559733
11.82 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780655612827

The Vegetarian meets Heathers in this darkly funny, seductively strange novel about a lonely graduate student drawn into a clique of rich girls who seem to move and speak as one "We were just these innocent girls in the night trying to make something beautiful. We nearly died. We very nearly did, didn't we?" Samantha Heather Mackey couldn't be more of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England's Warren University. A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort--a clique of unbearably twee rich girls who call each other "Bunny," and are often found entangled in a group hug so tight they become one. But everything changes when Samantha receives an invitation to the Bunnies' fabled "Smut Salon," and finds herself inexplicably drawn to their front door--ditching her only friend, Ava, a caustic art school dropout, in the process. As Samantha plunges deeper and deeper into the sinister yet saccharine world of the Bunny cult and starts to take part in their ritualistic off-campus "Workshop" where they magically conjure their monstrous creations, the edges of reality begin to blur, and her friendships with Ava and the Bunnies are brought into deadly collision. A spellbinding, down-the-rabbit-hole tale of loneliness and belonging, creativity and agency, and friendship and desire, Bunny is the dazzlingly original second book from an author whose work has been described as "honest, searing and necessary" (Elle).

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

The Vegetarian meets Heathers in this darkly funny, seductively strange novel about a lonely graduate student drawn into a clique of rich girls who seem to move and speak as one

"We were just these innocent girls in the night trying to make something beautiful. We nearly died. We very nearly did, didn't we?"

Samantha Heather Mackey couldn't be more of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England's Warren University. A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort--a clique of unbearably twee rich girls who call each other "Bunny," and are often found entangled in a group hug so tight they become one.

But everything changes when Samantha receives an invitation to the Bunnies' fabled "Smut Salon," and finds herself inexplicably drawn to their front door--ditching her only friend, Ava, a caustic art school dropout, in the process. As Samantha plunges deeper and deeper into the sinister yet saccharine world of the Bunny cult and starts to take part in their ritualistic off-campus "Workshop" where they magically conjure their monstrous creations, the edges of reality begin to blur, and her friendships with Ava and the Bunnies are brought into deadly collision.

A spellbinding, down-the-rabbit-hole tale of loneliness and belonging, creativity and agency, and friendship and desire, Bunny is the dazzlingly original second book from an author whose work has been described as "honest, searing and necessary" (Elle).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mona Awad’s precision is only matched by her wit as she mounts one of the most pristine, delightful attacks on popular girls since Clueless. Bunny made me cackle and nod in terrified recognition.” Lena Dunham, New York Times bestselling author
“Outstanding…highly addictive, darkly comedic…Awad will have readers racing to find out how it all ends—and they won’t be disappointed once the story reaches its wild finale. This is an enchanting and stunningly bizarre novel.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A viciously funny bloodbath…Awad gleefully pumps up the novel’s nightmarish quality until the boundary between perception and reality has all but dissolved completely…Wickedly sharp…it’s a near-perfect realization of a singular vision.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Narrator Sophie Amoss’s animated performance is spot-on for this genre-bending story of women enrolled in a highly selective master’s program in creative writing at a school…Besides delivering the understated humor with aplomb, Amoss perfectly conjures Samantha’s inner reactions to the bizarre world she slips into, helping listeners feel her wonder, horror, and defenselessness. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Hilarious and subversive, magical and knife-sharp: Bunny is a stunner.” Laura van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel
“A truly delectable novel that is equal parts wit, fancy, and wickedness.” Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, author of Miss Hempel Chronicles

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Author

Author Bio: Mona Awad

Author Bio: Mona  Awad

Mona Awad is the author of the novels Bunny and 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the Colorado Book Award, the Amazon Canada First Novel Award, and an Honorable Mention from the Arab American Book Awards. She earned an MFA degree in fiction from Brown University and a PhD in English and creative writing from the University of Denver. She has published work in Time, VICE, Electric Literature, McSweeney’s, Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 11.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English