Creatures by Crissy Van Meter audiobook

Creatures: A Novel

By Crissy Van Meter
Read by Piper Goodeve

Highbridge Audio 9781616208592
5.97 Hours 1
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On the eve of Evangeline's wedding, a dead whale is trapped in the harbor of Winter Island, the groom may be lost at sea, and Evie's mostly absent mother has shown up out of the blue. From there, in this mesmerizing, provocative debut, Evie remembers and reckons with her complicated upbringing in this lush, wild land off the coast of Southern California. Evie grew up with her well-meaning but negligent father, surviving on the money he made dealing the island's world-famous strain of marijuana, Winter Wonderland. Although he raised her with a deep respect for the elements, the sea, and the creatures living within it, he also left her to parent herself. With wit, love, and bracing ashes of anger, Creatures probes the complexities of love and abandonment, guilt and forgiveness, betrayal and grief—and the ways in which our ability to love can be threatened if we are not brave enough to conquer the past. Lyrical, darkly funny, and ultimately cathartic, Creatures exerts a pull as strong as the tides.

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Summary

Summary

An Entertainment Weekly “Must Read” of the Month

A Bustle Pick of Most Anticipated Upcoming Books

A Belletrist Book Club Selection

On the eve of Evangeline's wedding, a dead whale is trapped in the harbor of Winter Island, the groom may be lost at sea, and Evie's mostly absent mother has shown up out of the blue. From there, in this mesmerizing, provocative debut, Evie remembers and reckons with her complicated upbringing in this lush, wild land off the coast of Southern California.

Evie grew up with her well-meaning but negligent father, surviving on the money he made dealing the island's world-famous strain of marijuana, Winter Wonderland. Although he raised her with a deep respect for the elements, the sea, and the creatures living within it, he also left her to parent herself. With wit, love, and bracing ashes of anger, Creatures probes the complexities of love and abandonment, guilt and forgiveness, betrayal and grief—and the ways in which our ability to love can be threatened if we are not brave enough to conquer the past.

Lyrical, darkly funny, and ultimately cathartic, Creatures exerts a pull as strong as the tides.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Van Meter’s vivid and moving debut is a novel powered by atmosphere.” New York Times Book Review
“A beautiful look at how we navigate the pain and heartbreak that comes with being human.” NPR

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Author Bio: Crissy Van Meter

Author Bio: Crissy Van Meter

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 5.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English