Inside Madeleine by Paula Bomer audiobook

Inside Madeleine

By Paula Bomer
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Blackstone Publishing 9781616953096
5.82 Hours Unabridged
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From the author of Nine Months, which Marcy Dermansky called “deliciously,dangerously rogue,” comes a powerful, daring collection about the curious,complicated relationships girls have with their bodies, with other girls, andwith boys. A young anorexic girl comes to terms with her changing bodywhile lying in the hospital; Polly deals with her unwelcome puberty whilstfalling prey to peer pressure in the suspenseful vein of “Where Are You Going,Where Have You Been?”; Mary’s nice-girl attitude is challenged when she beginsa job at a psych ward; two best friends discover the power of being beautifuland young; Madeleine discovers menstruation and the power that comes with it; akinky sexual relationship turns into a dangerous obsession. This eagerly awaited book seethes with alienation,lust, and rage. It’s even more daring and accomplished than Bomer’s firstcollection, which Jonathan Franzendescribed as “like being attacked by a rabid dog—and feeling grateful for it.This is some of the rawest and most urgent writing I can rememberencountering.”

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Summary

Summary

From the author of Nine Months, which Marcy Dermansky called “deliciously,dangerously rogue,” comes a powerful, daring collection about the curious,complicated relationships girls have with their bodies, with other girls, andwith boys.

A young anorexic girl comes to terms with her changing bodywhile lying in the hospital; Polly deals with her unwelcome puberty whilstfalling prey to peer pressure in the suspenseful vein of “Where Are You Going,Where Have You Been?”; Mary’s nice-girl attitude is challenged when she beginsa job at a psych ward; two best friends discover the power of being beautifuland young; Madeleine discovers menstruation and the power that comes with it; akinky sexual relationship turns into a dangerous obsession.

This eagerly awaited book seethes with alienation,lust, and rage. It’s even more daring and accomplished than Bomer’s firstcollection, which Jonathan Franzendescribed as “like being attacked by a rabid dog—and feeling grateful for it.This is some of the rawest and most urgent writing I can rememberencountering.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Blazes with a frank and raw honesty.” Publishers Weekly
“Bomer offers her characters no outs—only the creeping sense that they’re doomed to swing forever between futile attempts at self-determination.” New York Times Book Review
“The stories are often brutal, disappointment being the mildest outcome, with Bomer capturing her characters’ anger and helplessness in a graphic and gritty style. For readers who enjoy their short fiction explicit and tough.” Library Journal
"With surgical insight, Inside Madeline delves into the most complex female territory imaginable and dissects until every honest bone is revealed. Bomer’s prose doesn’t flinch, doesn’t filter—the bravery of these stories left me breathless.”  Alissa Nutting, author of Tampa
“The stories in Paula Bomer’s Inside Madeleine are many things—funny, horny, sad, smart—but what makes them exemplary is Bomer’s utmost fearlessness in confronting both the betrayals of the human body, and the irreparable loneliness of living inside of one…The humanity of Bomer’s characters is on hi-def display, allowing readers an intimate glimpse at what goes on in another person’s skin, and providing no holds barred illumination on such subjects as the uncontrollability of desire and the futility of discipline in the face of nature’s unfairness. This book is not for the faint of heart. Rather, it’s for the reader who wants something courageously real: sweaty, bloody, beautiful.” Adam Wilson, author of Flatscreen

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Author Bio: Paula Bomer

Author Bio: Paula Bomer

Paula Bomer is the author of the novel Nine Months and the story collection Baby. Her writing has appeared in theMississippi Review, Open City, Fiction, Nerve, and Best American Erotica. She is the publisher of Sententia Books and a contributor to the literary blog Big Other. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English