Daydreams of Angels by Heather O’Neill audiobook

Daydreams of Angels: Stories

By Heather O’Neill
Read by various narrators

Blackstone Publishing 9780374280420
8.74 Hours 1
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Inventive, outlandish, and tender fairy tales from bestselling author Heather O’Neill The fantastic has always been at the edges of Heather O’Neill’s work. In her bestselling novels Lullabies for Little Criminals and The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, she transforms the shabbiest streets of Montreal with her beautiful, freewheeling metaphors. She describes the smallest of things—a stray cat or a secondhand coat—with an intensity that makes them otherworldly. In Daydreams of Angels, O’Neill’s first collection of short stories, she gives free rein to her imaginative gifts. In “Swan Lake for Beginners,” generations of Nureyev clones live out their lives in a grand Soviet experiment. In “The Holy Dove Parade,” a teenage cult follower writes a letter to explain the motivation behind her crime. And in another tale, a grandmother reveals where babies come from: the beach, where young mothers-to-be hunt for infants in the surf. Each of these beguiling stories twists the beloved narratives of childhood—fairy tales, fables, Bible parables—to uncover the deepest truths of family life.

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Summary

Inventive, outlandish, and tender fairy tales from bestselling author Heather O’Neill

The fantastic has always been at the edges of Heather O’Neill’s work. In her bestselling novels Lullabies for Little Criminals and The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, she transforms the shabbiest streets of Montreal with her beautiful, freewheeling metaphors. She describes the smallest of things—a stray cat or a secondhand coat—with an intensity that makes them otherworldly.

In Daydreams of Angels, O’Neill’s first collection of short stories, she gives free rein to her imaginative gifts. In “Swan Lake for Beginners,” generations of Nureyev clones live out their lives in a grand Soviet experiment. In “The Holy Dove Parade,” a teenage cult follower writes a letter to explain the motivation behind her crime. And in another tale, a grandmother reveals where babies come from: the beach, where young mothers-to-be hunt for infants in the surf. Each of these beguiling stories twists the beloved narratives of childhood—fairy tales, fables, Bible parables—to uncover the deepest truths of family life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Keep this collection on the nightstand, and you’ll be sure to kick your dreamscape up a notch.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Heather O’Neill

Author Bio: Heather O’Neill

Heather O’Neill is a novelist, short-story writer, and essayist. Her work, which includes Lullabies for Little Criminals, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, and Daydreams of Angels, has been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Orange Prize for Fiction, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize in two consecutive years, and has won CBC Canada Reads, the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, and the Danuta Gleed Award. Born and raised in Montreal, O’Neill lives there today with her daughter.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 8.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English