Mood Swings: A Novel Audiobook, by Frankie Barnet Play Audiobook Sample

Mood Swings: A Novel Audiobook

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Read By: Elizabeth Evans Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2024 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9798874714383

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Longest Chapter Length:

58:44 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

18:10 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

36:14 minutes

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In a pre-apocalyptic world not unlike our own, a young Instagram poet starts an affair with a California billionaire who’s promised a time machine that will make everything normal again—whatever that means.

A whip-smart, absurdly funny debut novel for fans of Patricia Lockwood and Marlowe Granados.

Everyone knows something’s off, but nobody can agree on just what it is. Maybe it’s the weather; maybe everyone’s just so damn sensitive these days. Or maybe it’s because the animals of the world have finally had enough, besieging towns and cities and terrorizing their human residents.

Jenlena and her best friend Daphne are two humanities grads in their early 20s, trying to find their way in a society that has just eradicated all animals for the safety of humanity. In the post-fauna world, Jenlena transforms from an aspiring poet to a gig worker, capitalizing on other people’s grief by selling house plants that have come to replace pets and cosplaying as dogs for pay. Meanwhile Daphne, a once-promising student, flounders in a deep depression, smoking weed and ditching work to hang out with her once famous, now canceled boyfriend. When Jenlena meets the California billionaire Roderick Maeve, and the two become romantically entangled, she is exposed to a new understanding of wealth, power, and the gender economy—just as the world hurtles toward its alleged salvation.

Marked with Frankie Barnet’s poignant intelligence and sly sense of humor, Mood Swings is a stand-out debut novel that imagines with pitch-perfect absurdity what comes after life as we know it.

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“What a wild ride—Frankie Barnet has written a fast, funny, witty, chilling first novel that, while ostensibly about a future or alternative reality, summons up the feeling of living in this reality with startling acuity.” 

— George Saunders, Booker Prize–winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author 

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About Frankie Barnet

Frankie Barnet is the author of a story collection, An Indoor Kind of Girl, and the graphic literary novel Kim: A Novel Idea, both from Metatron Press in Canada. Her fiction has been published in Joyland, Event Magazine, PRISM International, Washington Square Review, and the Best Canadian Stories anthology of both 2016 and 2019. She has an MFA from Syracuse University and lives in Montréal.

About Elizabeth Evans

Elizabeth Evans has received many grants and fellowships for her writing, including an NEA Fellowship, the James Michener Fellowship, and fellowships at Yaddo and MacDowell. She is the author of The Blue Hour and lives in Tucson, Arizona.