Where the Crawdads Sing, a 2018 novel by Delia Owens, tells the story of Catherine "Kya" Clark, a girl abandoned by her family who manages to carve out a life in the wild marshes of coastal North Carolina. Where the Crawdads Sing combines rich descriptions of the natural world with the story of Kya’s coming-of-age adjacent to a town that can't understand her. Owens' story concerns what people can get from nature, what they need from one another, and the intersection and conflict between these two ideas.

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