Sorority by Genevieve Sly Crane audiobook

Sorority

By Genevieve Sly Crane
Read by Caitlin Davies

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501187476
8.46 Hours Unabridged
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Sisterhood is forever…whether you like it or not. Prep meets Girls in White Dresses in Genevieve Sly Crane’s deliciously addictive, voyeuristic exploration of female friendship and coming of age that will appeal to anyone who has ever been curious about what happens in a sorority house. Twinsets and pearls, secrets and kinship, rituals that hold sisters together in a sacred bond of everlasting trust. Certain chaste images spring to mind when one thinks of sororities. But make no mistake: these women are not braiding each other’s hair and having pillow fights—not by a long shot. What Genevieve Sly Crane has conjured in these pages is a blunt, in your face look behind the closed doors of a house full of contemporary women—and there are no holds barred. These women have issues: self-inflicted, family inflicted, sister-to-sister inflicted—and it is all on the page. At the center of this swirl is Margot: the sister who died in the house, and each chapter is told from the points of view of the women who orbit her death and have their own reactions to it. With a keen sense of character and elegant, observant prose, Crane details the undercurrents of tension in a world where perfection comes at a cost and the best things in life are painful—if not impossible—to acquire: Beauty. A mother’s love. And friendship… or at least the appearance of it. Woven throughout are glimmers of the classical myths that undercut the lives of women in Greek life. After all, the Greek goddesses did cause their fair share of destruction.

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Summary

Summary

An O Magazine Pick of the Month

Sisterhood is forever…whether you like it or not.

Prep meets Girls in White Dresses in Genevieve Sly Crane’s deliciously addictive, voyeuristic exploration of female friendship and coming of age that will appeal to anyone who has ever been curious about what happens in a sorority house.

Twinsets and pearls, secrets and kinship, rituals that hold sisters together in a sacred bond of everlasting trust. Certain chaste images spring to mind when one thinks of sororities. But make no mistake: these women are not braiding each other’s hair and having pillow fights—not by a long shot.

What Genevieve Sly Crane has conjured in these pages is a blunt, in your face look behind the closed doors of a house full of contemporary women—and there are no holds barred. These women have issues: self-inflicted, family inflicted, sister-to-sister inflicted—and it is all on the page. At the center of this swirl is Margot: the sister who died in the house, and each chapter is told from the points of view of the women who orbit her death and have their own reactions to it.

With a keen sense of character and elegant, observant prose, Crane details the undercurrents of tension in a world where perfection comes at a cost and the best things in life are painful—if not impossible—to acquire: Beauty. A mother’s love. And friendship… or at least the appearance of it. Woven throughout are glimmers of the classical myths that undercut the lives of women in Greek life. After all, the Greek goddesses did cause their fair share of destruction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] dark novel about the swirling social world of college sisterhood.” Elle
“A wicked debut by a real-life pledge mistress.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“If you’re looking for mesmerizing prose and fascinating female characters, then you’re going to want to move Crane’s debut to the top of your reading list.” Bustle
“Ingenious…Crane’s prose is thoughtful and haunting; she expertly brings characters to life.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[An] unflinching depiction of hardhearted girls growing up.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Genevieve Sly Crane

Author Bio: Genevieve Sly Crane

Genevieve Sly Crane, the pledge mistress of her sorority, graduated from Stony Brook University with an MFA in creative writing and literature in 2013. Her work has appeared in the Southampton Review and American Short Fiction. Her story “Endings, Bright and Ugly” was a finalist in the 2017 American Short(er) Fiction Prize. She teaches in the English department at Monroe College.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 8.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English