Paula Garner spends most of her time making narratives out of words and food, despite being surrounded by an alarming TBR pile and a very bad cat. She is somewhat evangelical on the subjects of absinthe, bitter cocktails, and oysters. Paula lives in the Chicago area with her family. Phantom Limbs is her first novel.
By Paula Garner
Read by Nick Mondelli
A sixteen-year-old boy must learn to swim against an undercurrent of grief—or be swept away by it.
"Mondelli gives a sensitive, expressive performance. He captures Otis's thoughts as his moods swing through frustration, confusion, affection, and grief while he tries to manage his relationship with his emotionally battered best friend, Dara, and cope with the unexpected reappearance of his former girlfriend. Mondelli uses subtle changes in tone for the characters, making it clear who is speaking while keeping listeners solidly in Otis's perspective. Moments of humor balance out sadness in this debut, which will leave listeners looking forward to Garner's next book." - AudioFile
Released September 27, 2016