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Orange World and Other Stories

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Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell
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May 05, 2020 | ISBN 9780525566076

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“Russell is one of the most original American authors working today. She’s also one of the best. Orange World is a thing of beauty, a stunning collection from one of the most brilliant literary minds of her generation.”
Michael Schaub, NPR

“[A] masterpiece. . . . Incandescent. . . . [A] superb collection.”
The Wall Street Journal

Orange World makes me want to shout with joy. Russell’s ease with her material, her sheer glee on the page, shines through in each piece. . . . Delicious.”
—Bethanne Patrick, The Washington Post

“Russell’s language rockets off the page. . . . One of our most entrancing storytellers.”

“A rare combination of literary brilliance and unbridled entertainment.”
—Mark Haddon

“Is there a colorist in American fiction with the same vivid talents as Karen Russell? . . . Her descriptions are 21st century Dickensian genius.”
The Boston Globe

“Russell creates fully realized worlds. Her writing is particular and alive. Her imagination spills over the sink and hits the backsplash.”
The New York Times

“Russell’s particular gift lies in taking themes that are close to universal and presenting them in stories whose strangeness comes to seem entirely natural, even necessary.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Marvelous. . . . Startlingly inventive stories which confirm Russell’s status as master of the slipstream.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Astonishing. . . . Russell seems the most natural storyteller alive, so completely does she give herself to premises that might undo a lesser writer.”
New York Review of Books

“A stunning collection. . . . It’ll get under your skin in the best possible way.” 
Good Housekeeping

“[A] brilliantly inventive . . . wonderful new collection of short stories. . . . Russell grounds each story in human experience, both poignant and hilarious in turn. . . . Underlying all of this is the exquisite beauty of Russell’s sentences, which will repeatedly surprise readers with their imagery and masterful language.”
BookPage (starred review)

“Eight crisp stories that will leave longtime fans hungry for more. . . . A momentous feat of storytelling in an already illustrious career.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Virtuoso Russell, gifted with acute insights, compassion, and a daring, free-diving imagination, explores the bewitching and bewildering dynamic between ‘the voracious appetite of nature and its yawning indifference’ and humankind’s relentless profligacy and obliviousness.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Orange World is [Russell’s] best collection yet. Her imagination’s baroque syntax has been planed down to the absolute essentials, allowing the power of her vision to speak for itself. . . . This is prophetic work written with clarifying fury.”
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