Introducing a dazzling new literary voice--a wholly original novel as groundbreaking as the works of Eimear McBride and Max Porter. Something has happened to Peach. Staggering around the town streets in the aftermath of an assault, Peach feels a trickle of blood down her legs, a lingering smell of her anonymous attacker on her skin. It hurts to walk, but she manages to make her way to her home, where she stumbles into another oddly nightmarish reality: Her parents can't seem to comprehend that anything has happened to their daughter. The next morning, Peach tries to return to the routines of her ordinary life, going to classes, spending time with her boyfriend, Green, trying to find comfort in the thought of her upcoming departure for college. And yet, as Peach struggles through the next few days, she is stalked by the memories of her unacknowledged trauma. Sleeping is hard when she is haunted by the glimpses of that stranger's gaping mouth. Working is hard when her assailant's rancid smell still fills her nostrils. Eating is impossible when her stomach is swollen tight as a drum. Though she tries to close her eyes to what has happened, Peach at last begins to understand the drastic, gruesome action she must take. In this astonishing debut, Emma Glass articulates the unspeakable with breathtaking verve. Intensely physical, with rhythmic, visceral prose, Peach marks the arrival of a visionary new voice.
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"Peach has been brutally attacked. In this audiobook, her subsequent pain is rendered into something both horrible and beautiful, which is hard to explain. Yasmin Page's narration embraces Glass's poetic skill as she delivers the author's descriptive words and distinctive cadences. Indeed, there is a poetry to this novel that is simultaneously ideal for audio and sometimes distracting. When the diction and syntax work thoughtfully in tandem, the effect is mesmerizing, thanks to Page's lilting voice. Some moments, though, rise to distracting heights in their abstraction, and even Page's skill as a performer can't bring the listener back to the story without some effort on the parts of both parties. Page is forceful and precise in her performance, paying close attention to the artistry entwined in these sentences. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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