The Likely World by Melanie Conroy-Goldman audiobook

The Likely World: A Novel

By Melanie Conroy-Goldman
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Blackstone Publishing 9781597098083
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Twenty years of addiction to cloud, a drug which wipes the user’s short-term memory, have left single mom Mellie with her mind in fragments. With the help of a tough-minded sponsor, and motivated by her own medically challenged daughter, Mellie clings to a fragile sobriety. Then, on the evening of her twenty-ninth day sober, a stranger pulls into her driveway and her heart surges. However, when Mellie’s pursuit of this man and the past they may share threatens her sponsor, Mellie will have to put her tiny family and her recovery at risk in hopes of saving the woman who saved her first.

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Summary

Summary

Twenty years of addiction to cloud, a drug which wipes the user’s short-term memory, have left single mom Mellie with her mind in fragments. With the help of a tough-minded sponsor, and motivated by her own medically challenged daughter, Mellie clings to a fragile sobriety. Then, on the evening of her twenty-ninth day sober, a stranger pulls into her driveway and her heart surges. However, when Mellie’s pursuit of this man and the past they may share threatens her sponsor, Mellie will have to put her tiny family and her recovery at risk in hopes of saving the woman who saved her first.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I don’t know if you’ll ever read a literary novel like The Likely World this or any other year. It’s groovy, badass smart, and totally trippy, but also full of heartache and longing and the woundings of love. This novel absolutely sparkles with brightness and life.” Chang-rae Lee, author of Native Speaker
The Likely World is bizarre and beautiful, equal parts brainy lit and gut-bucket pulp. Its heroine is unlike any female character I’ve ever encountered and I love her.” Mary Gaitskill, National Book Award finalist
“[A] propulsive debut…The prose is exquisite…This skillful twist on the addiction narrative is worth a look.” Publishers Weekly
“Conroy-Goldman’s gritty, street postmodernism will rewire your brain…But it’s the depth of feeling here, about love, about motherhood…that will break your heart.” Peter Ho Davies, author of The Welsh Girl

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Author

Author Bio: Melanie Conroy-Goldman

Author Bio: Melanie Conroy-Goldman

Melanie Conroy-Goldman teaches fiction writing as an associate professor of English at the Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. Her work has appeared in The Southern Review and McSweeney’s Internet Tendencies. She lives in Ithaca, New York with her husband, daughter, and two step-daughters. In addition to teaching and writing, she runs the Trias Residency for Writers and teaches for the Cornell Prison Education Program.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 15.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English