Roar

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Author(s): Cecelia Ahern
Original Publish Date: Apr 16, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.85 hours)
Product Number: Z100147744
Released: Apr 16, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781549179297
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Description

From the bestselling author of P.S., I Love You, a fiercely feminist story collection that illuminates--sometimes in fantastical ways--how women of all kinds navigate the world today. In this singular and imaginative story collection, Cecelia Ahern explores the endless ways in which women blaze through adversity with wit, resourcefulness, and compassion. Ahern takes the familiar aspects of women's lives--the routines, the embarrassments, the desires--and elevates these moments to the outlandish and hilarious with her astute blend of magical realism and social insight.One woman is tortured by sinister bite marks that appear on her skin; another is swallowed up by the floor during a mortifying presentation; yet another resolves to return and exchange her boring husband at the store where she originally acquired him. The women at the center of this curious universe learn that their reality is shaped not only by how others perceive them, but also how they perceive the power within themselves. By turns sly, whimsical, and affecting, these thirty short stories are a dynamic examination of what it means to be a woman in this very moment. Like women themselves, each story can stand alone; yet together, they have a combined power to shift consciousness, inspire others, and create a multi-voiced ROAR that will not be ignored.

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CD
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Author(s): Cecelia Ahern
Genre: Short Stories
Product Number DD43000
Released: Apr 16, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549175480
eBook
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Author(s): Cecelia Ahern
Product Number EB00734558
Released: Apr 16, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781538732588

Professional reviews

"Three uniquely talented narrators--Aisling Bea, Lara Sawalha, and Adjoa Andoh--take listeners through 30 short stories featuring the many ways women show their compassionate and resourcefulness in a difficult world. Each story includes a bit of magical realism, plenty of wordplay, and an enjoyable drama that reveals the strength of women. The multiple narrators give listeners the variety of three distinctly different voices, all of which make listening to ROAR a joy from start to finish. The brief works allow for a quick listen at the end of the day or in one long session--as if meeting up with a group of female friends for a delightful conversation. V.B. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"