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Francie's Got a Gun

Audiobook
A suspenseful and poignant tale from an award-winning writer about a girl navigating chaotic family life in a close-knit small town.
On a June afternoon in a small city, a wild-eyed girl named Francie dashes down a neighbourhood street, clutching a gun. She doesn’t know exactly what she’s running from, and she doesn’t know what she’s heading towards. All she understands is the need to survive. To save herself, she has no choice but to run—and to save those she loves, she must hold tight to that gun.
 
Swirling around Francie is a chorus of friends, family, and neighbours, each person with a different view of her. As we hear from these voices—Francie’s steadfast best friend, Alice; Alice’s comically unaware mother, Sally, and struggling mathematician father, David; Francie’s distressed and distracted mother, Marietta, and troubled, unwell father, Luce—a fractured portrait emerges of the girl and the village surrounding her. And at last we arrive at a still point in the chaos: a tall tree where Francie takes shelter, and where the meaning of her flight—for herself, and for the people around her—becomes clear.
 
In Francie’s Got a Gun, award-winning writer Carrie Snyder assembles a chorus of unforgettable characters who are both well-intentioned and flawed. At their centre is Francie, a vulnerable, imaginative girl with surprising attachments to each of them. Here is a propulsive, polyphonic, heart-expanding novel—equal parts sorrow and humour, fear and love, anger and kindness—about social breakdown and the quest for connection in a close-knit community.

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Publisher: Knopf Canada Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781039005372
  • File size: 320033 KB
  • Release date: July 26, 2022
  • Duration: 11:06:44

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781039005372
  • File size: 320074 KB
  • Release date: July 26, 2022
  • Duration: 11:10:38
  • Number of parts: 11

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OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

A suspenseful and poignant tale from an award-winning writer about a girl navigating chaotic family life in a close-knit small town.
On a June afternoon in a small city, a wild-eyed girl named Francie dashes down a neighbourhood street, clutching a gun. She doesn’t know exactly what she’s running from, and she doesn’t know what she’s heading towards. All she understands is the need to survive. To save herself, she has no choice but to run—and to save those she loves, she must hold tight to that gun.
 
Swirling around Francie is a chorus of friends, family, and neighbours, each person with a different view of her. As we hear from these voices—Francie’s steadfast best friend, Alice; Alice’s comically unaware mother, Sally, and struggling mathematician father, David; Francie’s distressed and distracted mother, Marietta, and troubled, unwell father, Luce—a fractured portrait emerges of the girl and the village surrounding her. And at last we arrive at a still point in the chaos: a tall tree where Francie takes shelter, and where the meaning of her flight—for herself, and for the people around her—becomes clear.
 
In Francie’s Got a Gun, award-winning writer Carrie Snyder assembles a chorus of unforgettable characters who are both well-intentioned and flawed. At their centre is Francie, a vulnerable, imaginative girl with surprising attachments to each of them. Here is a propulsive, polyphonic, heart-expanding novel—equal parts sorrow and humour, fear and love, anger and kindness—about social breakdown and the quest for connection in a close-knit community.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Knopf Canada
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781039005372
    File size: 320033 KB
    Release date: July 26, 2022
    Duration: 11:06:44

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781039005372
    File size: 320074 KB
    Release date: July 26, 2022
    Duration: 11:10:38
    Number of parts: 11

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English