Orange World

Orange World And Other Stories

Short stories

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Synopsis

'I loved Orange World... a collection of short stories in which demons live in drains, bog women come back from the dead and trees can grow inside the human body' Daisy Johnson, New Statesman BOOK OF THE YEAR

'A rare combination of literary brilliance and unbridled entertainment' Mark Haddon

These exuberant, unforgettable stories showcase Karen Russell's comedic and imaginative talent for creating outlandish predicaments that uncannily mirror our inner lives. In 'The Bad Graft', a couple on a road trip stop in Joshua Tree National Park, where the spirit of a giant tree accidentally infects the young woman, their fates becoming permanently entangled. In 'The Prospectors' two opportunistic young women fleeing the Depression strike out for new territory, but find themselves fighting for their lives. In the brilliant and hilarious title story a new mother desperate to ensure her baby's safety strikes a deal with the devil to protect her baby.

Stories of survival, love and of surreal and magnificent transformation show Russell writing at exhilarating new heights.

Praise for Orange World:

'The worlds of the stories are entirely convincing, small pockets in which it is possible to become lost' Guardian

'One of our most original short story writers... Russell has impeccable command of her form' New York Times Book Review

About the Publisher

Vintage

Vintage

Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529111347
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 12102
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 230g
Height: 128mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 22mm