Short Story Sunday: Karen Russell’s “Haunting Olivia”

sssFirst Line: “My brother Wallow has been kicking around Gannon’s Boat Graveyard for more than an hour, too embarrassed to admit that he doesn’t see any ghosts.”

Continuing last week’s theme of watery ghost stories, here’s Karen Russell’s “Haunting Olivia.” A spectacular entry in her spectacular debut collection St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, “Haunting Olivia” is the story of two brothers grieving for their lost sister by searching for whatever ghost or essence she may have left behind.

You can read “Haunting Olivia” here.


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2 responses to “Short Story Sunday: Karen Russell’s “Haunting Olivia”

  1. BrideofLinux

    I really liked this story. I especially liked Ms.Russell’s ability to turn a phrase.

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