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Miracle Creek: A Novel

Miracle Creek: A Novel

Di Angie Kim

Narrato da Jennifer Lim


Miracle Creek: A Novel

Di Angie Kim

Narrato da Jennifer Lim

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4/5 (196 valutazioni)
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14 ore
Pubblicato:
Apr 16, 2019
ISBN:
9781250319487
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Nota del redattore

Edgar Award winner…

“Miracle Creek” won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. It’s an engrossing legal drama and psychological thriller about the challenges faced by parents of special needs children and immigrants alike. When a hyperbaric chamber treating many people with various conditions explodes and kills two, it’s immediately clear that someone blew it up on purpose. The novel shows different characters’ questionable perspectives throughout the murder trial. Author Angie Kim, once a trial lawyer herself, conveys the courtroom tension with expert skill.

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This program includes a bonus interview with the author and original music composed and performed by Steve Draughn.

A thrilling debut about how far we'll go to protect our families—and our deepest secrets.

My husband asked me to lie. Not a big lie. He probably didn't even consider it a lie, and neither did I, at first . . .

In rural Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the Miracle Submarine—a pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for therapeutic "dives" with the hopes of curing issues like autism or infertility. But when the Miracle Submarine mysteriously explodes, killing two people, a dramatic murder trial upends the Yoos' small community.

Who or what caused the explosion? Was it the mother of one of the patients, who claimed to be sick that day but was smoking down by the creek? Or was it Young and Pak themselves, hoping to cash in on a big insurance payment and send their daughter to college? The ensuing trial uncovers unimaginable secrets from that night—trysts in the woods, mysterious notes, child-abuse charges—as well as tense rivalries and alliances among a group of people driven to extraordinary degrees of desperation and sacrifice.

Angie Kim's Miracle Creek is a thoroughly contemporary take on the courtroom drama, drawing on the author's own life as a Korean immigrant, former trial lawyer, and mother of a real-life "submarine" patient. Both a compelling pause-resister and an excavation of identity and the desire for connection, Miracle Creek is a brilliant, empathetic debut from an exciting new voice.

Pubblicato:
Apr 16, 2019
ISBN:
9781250319487
Formato:
Audiolibro

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Informazioni sull'autore

Angie Kim moved as a preteen from Seoul, South Korea to the suburbs of Baltimore. She attended Stanford University and Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, then practiced as a trial lawyer at Williams & Connolly. Her stories have won the Glamour Essay Contest and the Wabash Prize for Fiction, and appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Salon, Slate, The Southern Review, Sycamore Review, Asian American Literary Review, and PANK. Kim lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and three sons. Miracle Creek is Kim's debut novel.


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  • (5/5)
    Strongly reccomend. I loved Kim’s voice and the narration left little to be desired
  • (3/5)
    This story was good, courtroom dramas just arent my thing.
  • (5/5)
    Beautifully written story! The narration is amazing and the interview with the author at the end is such a bonus!
  • (4/5)
    Heartbreaking story that makes you think and keeps you gessing throughout. It was very well written and crafted, but I found that the pacing was a bit off, there was too much repetition and it was just a bit too long for meg to give it a full five star rating. Will recommend though.
  • (5/5)
    Great book. It was a little heavy but I really enjoyed it!!!
  • (3/5)
    Great book, terrible narrator. Like someone with a head cold shouting at you.
  • (4/5)
    I really enjoyed this book and it kept me wondering who really did it for quite a while. Also multiple other issues in the book besides just a straight who done it, so more interesting. Maybe a little slow and repetitive in places, but not too much, so I still think it’s really good!
  • (3/5)

    5 persone l'hanno trovata utile

    Miracle Creek brims with vivid characters and intriguingly unreliable narration. I admired the writing and the plotting. I would have given the novel five stars, but, alas, the text consistently and irritatingly misuses the term Cerebral Palsy.

    The mother of a minor character with CP regularly describes it as a “tragic brain-destroying disease” that struck her otherwise healthy five-year-old out of the blue. That may be an accurate description of viral meningitis; unfortunately, it has nothing whatsoever to do with CP, which is a neuromuscular developmental disorder caused by brain hemorrhages at birth. If CP happens, it happens in the delivery room. Five year olds cannot “catch” it. It’s not contagious; it’s not a disease; and it’s certainly, certainly not “tragic” in the way that this novel asserts. (Healthy child inexplicably mangled by evil virus.)

    I should know—CP happens to be my disability. Miracle Creek’s error bothers me most because it seems so careless. CP is not central to the book; it’s just one of several disabilities. There is no reason not to get the facts right. Because the text compassionately imagines the inner worlds of parents raising kids with disabilities, it will probably spark some good, necessary conversations. I don’t agree with many of its assumptions, but how refreshing to read a novel that addresses disabilities, period. There are so painfully few of them.

    In the midst of all its witty, bestselling machinations, Miracle Creek might have helped teach about CP and other common disabilities. Instead, it offered—and kept repeating—a pointless, careless mistake. Why, why couldn’t one of the diligent editors at Sarah Crichton Books have done a basic google search about CP? Wikipedia would have set the record straight in under ten seconds.

    What a missed opportunity this was.

    5 persone l'hanno trovata utile