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by | Read by Elle Fanning

Fiction • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Rufi Thorpe's astonishing and timely novel is given a satisfying narration by actor Elle Fanning, who will star in the upcoming Apple TV adaptation. Fanning infuses intelligence and emotional depth into her portrayal of 19-year-old Margo, who becomes pregnant by her married college professor. Margo's inability to access affordable childcare, coupled with lack of help from her mother or the baby's father, leaves her in a precarious situation. After losing her waitress position, she explores making money through online sex work. Then Margo's long-absent father, Jinx, a former professional wrestler, reenters her life, offering the support Margo needs while hiding his own secrets. While Fanning's character depictions could be better distinguished, overall, her narrative skill and steady pacing evoke a relatable and thought-provoking family story. M.J. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2024]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9780063356610 $26.99

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