Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2011
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When a whale beaches itself on the shore of the remote coastal town of Paradise Deep, the last thing any of the townspeople expect to find inside it is a man, silent and reeking of fish but remarkably alive. The discovery of this mysterious person, soon christened Judah, sets the town scrambling for answers as its most prominent citizens weigh in on whether he is man or beast, blessing or curse, miracle or demon. Though Judah is a shocking addition, the town of Paradise Deep is already full of unusual characters. King-me Sellers, self-appointed patriarch, has it in for an inscrutable woman known only as Devine's Widow, with whom he has a decades-old feud. Her granddaughter, Mary Tryphena, is just a child when Judah washes ashore but finds herself tied to him all her life in ways she never expects. Galore is the story of the saga that develops between these families, full of bitterness and love, spanning two centuries.

With Paradise Deep, award-winning novelist Michael Crummey imagines a realm in which the line between the everyday and the otherworldly is impossible to discern. Sprawling and intimate, stark and fantastical, Galore is a novel about the power of stories to shape and sustain us.

Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, p2011
ISBN: 9781441795663
Branch Call Number: FBCD FIC Crumm 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (ca. 11 1/2 hr.) :,digital ;,12 cm., in container
Additional Contributors: Lee, John Rafter


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Sep 08, 2014

I can't rate this. The first portion was interesting, intriguing, but by the 4th part I began to question whether I wanted to continue. I wanted to hear about NF, country, culture, not sexual encounters. Questionable as to finishing it...The reader drove me nuts with his constant volume changes, where one is either blasted with voice or wanting a repeat.

Oct 06, 2013

Lots of quirky characters, a bit of magical realism, some touching obsessive love stories, and I like the reader.

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