Riddance by Shelley Jackson audiobook

Riddance: Or: The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children

By Shelley Jackson
Read by Allyson Johnson

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9781936787999
14.17 Hours Unabridged
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Eleven-year-old Jane Grandison, tormented by her stutter, sits in the back seat of a car, letter in hand inviting her to live and study at the Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children. Founded in 1890 by Headmistress Sybil Joines, the school—at first glance—is a sanctuary for children seeking to cure their speech impediments. Inspired by her haunted and tragic childhood, the Headmistress has other ideas. Pioneering the field of necrophysics, the Headmistress harnesses the "gift" she and her students possess. Through their stutters, together they have the ability to channel ghostly voices communicating from the land of the dead, a realm the Headmistress herself visits at will. Things change for the school and the Headmistress when a student disappears, attracting attention from parents and police alike.

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Summary

Summary

Eleven-year-old Jane Grandison, tormented by her stutter, sits in the back seat of a car, letter in hand inviting her to live and study at the Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children. Founded in 1890 by Headmistress Sybil Joines, the school—at first glance—is a sanctuary for children seeking to cure their speech impediments. Inspired by her haunted and tragic childhood, the Headmistress has other ideas.

Pioneering the field of necrophysics, the Headmistress harnesses the "gift" she and her students possess. Through their stutters, together they have the ability to channel ghostly voices communicating from the land of the dead, a realm the Headmistress herself visits at will. Things change for the school and the Headmistress when a student disappears, attracting attention from parents and police alike.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Clever, cacophonous…Full of Carrollian logic and whimsical grotesquerie…Joines is a remarkable creation in a wonderful book.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Polyphonic.” New York

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Author

Author Bio: Shelley Jackson

Author Bio: Shelley Jackson

Shelley Jackson has written and illustrated several books for children, including The Old Woman and the Wave and Sophia, the Alchemist’s Dog. Shelley’s books for adults include The Melancholy of Anatomy and Half Life. She is well known for her pioneering cross-genre experiments. She lives in Brooklyn.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 14.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English