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Ruth

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  • Mudwoman

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (66)

    Mudgirl is a child abandoned by her mother in the silty flats of the Black Snake River. Cast aside, Mudgirl survives by an accident of fate - or destiny. After her rescue, the well-meaning couple who adopt Mudgirl quarantine her poisonous history behind the barrier of their middle-class values, seemingly sealing it off forever. But the bulwark of the present proves surprisingly vulnerable to the agents of the past.

    Holly Helscher says: "Descent Into Madness or Political Treatise?"
    "painful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Mudwoman?

    Complete lack of clarity in the narrative, despite some beautiful and insightful prose.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I went from hopeful to patient to miserable as the story remained dreamlike, like the mud. Watching the character stumble through didn't provide any satisfaction.


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