By Rebecca Ascher-Walsh
Updated September 01, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT
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St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

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  • Book

With this weird, wondrous debut, 25-year-old Karen Russell blows up the aphorism ”Age equals experience.” She also suggests that ”Write what you know” is similarly useless, unless she’s acquainted with a girl living on a Florida alligator farm, two brothers who dive for the ghost of their dead sister, and children at a sleep-disorder camp. The stories in St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves are part Flannery O’Connor, part Gabriel García Márquez, and entirely her own: When people say language is what separates us from animals, she writes, ”that’s just us humans being snobby.”

St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

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  • Book
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  • Karen Russell
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  • Knopf

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