What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine audiobook

What Should Be Wild: A Novel

By Julia Fine
Read by Cassandra Campbell  and Rebecca Gibel

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062684134
11.70 Hours Unabridged
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“Delightful and darkly magical. Julia Fine has written a beautiful modern myth, a coming-of-age story for a girl with a worrisome power over life and death. I loved it.”  —Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry In this darkly funny, striking debut, a highly unusual young woman must venture into the woods at the edge of her home to remove a curse that has plagued the women in her family for millennia—an utterly original novel with all the mesmerizing power of The Tiger’s Wife, The Snow Child, and Swamplandia! Cursed. Maisie Cothay has never known the feel of human flesh: born with the power to kill or resurrect at her slightest touch, she has spent her childhood sequestered in her family’s manor at the edge of a mysterious forest. Maisie’s father, an anthropologist who sees her as more experiment than daughter, has warned Maisie not to venture into the wood. Locals talk of men disappearing within, emerging with addled minds and strange stories. What he does not tell Maisie is that for over a millennium her female ancestors have also vanished into the wood, never to emerge—for she is descended from a long line of cursed women. But one day Maisie’s father disappears, and Maisie must venture beyond the walls of her carefully constructed life to find him. Away from her home and the wood for the very first time, she encounters a strange world filled with wonder and deception. Yet the farther she strays, the more the wood calls her home. For only there can Maisie finally reckon with her power and come to understand the wildest parts of herself.

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Summary

Summary

“Delightful and darkly magical. Julia Fine has written a beautiful modern myth, a coming-of-age story for a girl with a worrisome power over life and death. I loved it.”  —Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry

In this darkly funny, striking debut, a highly unusual young woman must venture into the woods at the edge of her home to remove a curse that has plagued the women in her family for millennia—an utterly original novel with all the mesmerizing power of The Tiger’s Wife, The Snow Child, and Swamplandia!

Cursed. Maisie Cothay has never known the feel of human flesh: born with the power to kill or resurrect at her slightest touch, she has spent her childhood sequestered in her family’s manor at the edge of a mysterious forest. Maisie’s father, an anthropologist who sees her as more experiment than daughter, has warned Maisie not to venture into the wood. Locals talk of men disappearing within, emerging with addled minds and strange stories. What he does not tell Maisie is that for over a millennium her female ancestors have also vanished into the wood, never to emerge—for she is descended from a long line of cursed women.

But one day Maisie’s father disappears, and Maisie must venture beyond the walls of her carefully constructed life to find him. Away from her home and the wood for the very first time, she encounters a strange world filled with wonder and deception. Yet the farther she strays, the more the wood calls her home. For only there can Maisie finally reckon with her power and come to understand the wildest parts of herself.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Delightful and darkly magical. Julia Fine has written a beautiful modern myth, a coming-of-age story of a girl with a worrisome power over life and death. I loved it.” Audrey Niffenegger, New York Times bestselling author
“Fine uses a familiar fairy tale framework to illuminate the fear and oppression of female power that informs our social structure even today…This framework, the open-hearted, first-person narration from Maisey, and just plain good storytelling make the layered exploration accessible and engaging.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Stellar…An inventive and fascinating modern coming-of-age fairy tale.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Imaginative and haunting, a stylistic blend of Matthew Haig’s How To Stop Time, Melissa Albert’s The Hazel Wood, and Téa Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife. Fans of all three novels will find something to savor.” Library Journal (starred review)
“With convincing intensity and a charming mix of wit, gruesomeness, magic, and romance in the spellbinding mode of Alice Hoffman, Fine offers a provocative fairy tale about womanhood under siege and one young woman’s fierce resistance.” Booklist
“The poise and skill with which the story unfolds is an undeniable pleasure. Fine has written an old-fashioned book with contemporary resonances.” Kirkus Reviews
What Should Be Wild is a gothic stunner for the twenty-first century—provocative, luxuriant, unsettling. Prepare to be mesmerized.” Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks

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Author Bio: Julia Fine

Author Bio: Julia Fine

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 11.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English