Treasure Island!!!

December 17, 2011|
Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine
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A young slacker decides to live her life according to Robert Louis Stevenson''s classic adventure: "A rollicking tale, shameless, funny and intelligent" (The New York Times).

When a college graduate with a history of hapless jobs (ice cream scooper, gift wrapper, laziest ever part-time clerk at The Pet Library) reads Robert Louis Stevenson''s novel Treasure Island, she is dumbstruck by the timid design of her life. When had she ever dreamed a scheme? When had she ever done a foolish, overbold act? When had she ever, like Jim Hawkins, broken from her friends, raced for the beach, stolen a boat, killed a man, and eliminated an obstacle that stood in the way of her getting a hunk of gold?
Convinced that Stevenson''s book is cosmically intended for her, she redesigns her life according to its Core Values: boldness, resolution, independence, and horn-blowing. Accompanied by her mother, her sister, and a hostile Amazon parrot that refuses to follow the script, our heroine embarks on a domestic adventure more frightening than anything she''d originally planned. Treasure Island!!! is the story of a ferocious obsession, told by an original voice--"insane, hilarious, and irreverent" (Alice Sebold).

"Highly original . . . will keep you entertained in spite of (or more accurately, because of) its toxic narrator."--Library Journal

"A hoot."--Kirkus Reviews

Sara Levine teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her stories have appeared in The Iowa Review, Nerve, Conjunctions, Necessary Fiction, Sonora Review, and other magazines. She won a 2008 Bridport Prize for Fiction, a Special Mention in The Pushcart Anthology, and three citations in The Best American Essays. Her writing has been anth...
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Title:Treasure Island!!!
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:172 pages, 8.26 X 5.33 X 0.52 in
Shipping dimensions:172 pages, 8.26 X 5.33 X 0.52 in
Published:December 17, 2011
Publisher:Europa Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781609450618

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