Back Talk by Danielle Lazarin audiobook

Back Talk: Stories

By Danielle Lazarin
Read by Reba Buhr

Tantor Audio 9780143131472
6.52 Hours Unabridged
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In "Floor Plans," a woman at the end of her marriage tests her power when she inadvertently befriends the neighbor trying to buy her apartment. In "Appetite," a sixteen-year old grieving her mother's death experiences first love and questions how much more heartbreak she and her family can endure. In "Dinosaurs," a recent widower and a young babysitter help each other navigate how much they have to give—and how much they can take—from the people around them. Through stories that are at once empathetic and unexpected, these women and girls defiantly push the boundaries between selfishness and self-possession. With a fresh voice and bold honesty, Back Talk examines how narrowly our culture allows women to express their desires.

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Summary

In "Floor Plans," a woman at the end of her marriage tests her power when she inadvertently befriends the neighbor trying to buy her apartment. In "Appetite," a sixteen-year old grieving her mother's death experiences first love and questions how much more heartbreak she and her family can endure. In "Dinosaurs," a recent widower and a young babysitter help each other navigate how much they have to give—and how much they can take—from the people around them.

Through stories that are at once empathetic and unexpected, these women and girls defiantly push the boundaries between selfishness and self-possession. With a fresh voice and bold honesty, Back Talk examines how narrowly our culture allows women to express their desires.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A girl copes with the loss of her mother. A woman grapples with her upcoming divorce. These are two of the stories of love and loss that Reba Buhr's strong narration ramps up in this female-centric collection. AudioFile
“Thank God, a collection of stories about women who don’t hate themselves, don’t hate other women, don’t hate their bodies, don’t hate their husbands, or even their ex-husbands…women who are simply, like me, trying to figure out what it means to be alive, to be in love, to be daughters, parents, siblings, wives, citizens, human beings.” Eileen Pollack, author of The Only Woman in the Room
“Deceptively quiet but packs a powerful punch…The best collection I’ve read in years, from a phenomenal new talent.” Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Danielle Lazarin

Author Bio: Danielle Lazarin

Danielle Lazarin has written short stories that have won grants from New York Foundation for the Arts and the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Glimmer Train Family Matters Award, and Hopwood Awards. She is a graduate of the writing programs of Oberlin College and the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program. She lives in her native New York City with her husband and daughters.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 6.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English