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Creatures of Habit: Stories
By Gabra Zackman (narrator), Allyson Johnson (narrator), Elizabeth Evans (narrator), Lauren Fortgang (narrator) and Jill McCorkle
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Publisher Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
Publication date August 16, 2016
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Mp3 una
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781531803926
ISBN-10 153180392X
Original list price $9.99
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Jill McCorkle's new collection of 12 short stories is peopled with characters brilliantly like us - flawed, clueless, endearing. These stories are also "animaled" with all manner of mammal, bird, fish, reptile - also flawed and endearing. She asks, what don't humans share with the so-called lesser species? Looking for the answer, she takes us back to her fictional home town of Fulton, North Carolina, to meet a broad range of characters facing up to the double-edged sword life offers hominids.

The insight with which McCorkle tells their stories crackles with wit, but also with a deeper - and more forgiving - wisdom than ever before. In "Billy Goats", Fulton's herd of seventh graders cruises the summer nights, peeking into parked cars, maddening the town madman. In "Monkeys", a widow holds her husband's beloved spider monkey close, along with his deepest secrets. In "Dogs", a single mother who works for a veterinarian compares him - unfavorably - with his patients. In "Snakes", a seasoned wife sees what might have been a snake in the grass and decides to step over it. And, in the exquisite final story, "Fish", a grieving daughter remembers her father's empathy for the ugliest of all fishes. The success behind Jill McCorkle's short stories - and her novels - is, as one reviewer noted, her skill as an archaeologist of the absurd, an expert at excavating and examining the comedy of daily life (Richmond Times-Dispatch). Yes, and also the tragedy.

The complete list of narrators includes Claire Slemmer, Allyson Johnson, Allison McLemore, Lauren Fortgang, Margaret Daly, Holly Fielding, Elizabeth Evans, and Gabra Zackman.



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With Allyson Johnson (other contributor), Gabra Zackman (other contributor), Lauren Fortgang (other contributor), Jill McCorkle | Mp3 una edition from Audible Studios on Brilliance audio (August 16, 2016)
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