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Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
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Upright Women Wanted

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Narrator Romy Nordlinger
Length 3 hours 52 minutes
Language English
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In Upright Women Wanted, award-winning author Sarah Gailey reinvents the pulp Western with an explicitly antifascist, near-future story of queer identity.

"That girl's got more wrong notions than a barn owl's got mean looks."

Esther is a stowaway. She's hidden herself away in the Librarian's book wagon in an attempt to escape the marriage her father has arranged for her—a marriage to the man who was previously engaged to her best friend. Her best friend who she was in love with. Her best friend who was just executed for possession of resistance propaganda.

The future American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing.

Hugo and Campbell Award finalist Sarah Gailey came onto the scene in 2015 and has since become one of the sharpest, funniest voices in pop culture online. She is a regular contributor for multiple websites, including Tor.com. Her nonfiction has appeared in Mashable and the Boston Globe, and her fiction has been published internationally. She lives in Oakland, California.

Romy Nordlinger is a New York City-based actor and bestselling audiobook narrator who has recorded over 350 audiobooks for publishers such as Tantor, Dreamscape, Audible, Oasis, Deyan, Podium, Highbridge, Recorded Books, Penguin Random House, HarperAudio, BeeAudio, Blunder Woman, Eljin, and many more. Among some of her favorite titles recorded include the hit ongoing series Haunting Danielle for Tantor, This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald for Dreamscape, The Girl in the Green Sweater (the true Holocaust story of Krystyna Chiger made into an Academy Award-winning film), and Cats Don't Chase Dogs for Podium. She has been recognized in AudioFile magazine and Library Journal amongst many other editorials with critical acclaim. She was recently a SOVAS winner for the full cast recording of Wrong Turn with Blunder Woman Productions. Romy has narrated in a wide array of genres, including mystery, romance, sci-fi, chick-lit, self-help, and nonfiction. She has a strong command of language and dialects and has recorded titles in a plethora of accents ranging from Russian to British and back around the globe again. Some of her film and TV credits include featured roles on Law & Order (Officer Talbor), FBI, Manifest, All My Children, Bull, and Real Life, and she has starred in dozens of productions Off-Broadway and regionally. A passionate bookworm and actress, nothing brings Romy more joy than bringing a book to life by fully embodying its characters and faithfully telling its story with all her heart.

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"Nordlinger matches Gailey zinger for zinger while creating a smooth series of arcs thatrely on an omniscient narrator who can see events and clarify the intentions from the variousviewpoints of ingenue Esther, surly Cye, and the fairy-grandma Head Librarian and her partner." ---Booklist Audio Expand reviews
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