Lost &; Found (häftad)
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Lost &; Found (häftad)

Lost &; Found

Häftad Engelska, 2015-08-27
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'If you liked Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, you'll like this' Metro 'Will generate the same feel-good word of mouth as last year's bestseller, The Rosie Project' Sydney Morning Herald Millie Bird is seven-years-old. On a shopping trip with her mum, Millie is left alone beneath the Ginormous Women's underwear rack in a department store. Her mum never returns. Agatha Pantha is eighty-two and hasn't left home since her husband died. Instead, she fills the silence by yelling at passers-by, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule. Until the day Agatha spies a little girl across the street. Karl the Touch Typist is eighty-seven and in a nursing home. He remembers how he once typed love letters with his fingers on to his wife's skin. Now widowed, he knows that somehow he must find a way for life to begin again. In a moment of clarity, he escapes. Together, Millie, Agatha and Karl set out to find Millie's mum. And along the way, they will discover that the young can be wise, that old age is not the same as death, and that breaking the rules once in a while might just be the key to a happy life.
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Here is a mercurial talent... completely authentic and real... Seven-year-old Millie doesn't just tug at the heart strings, she rips them right out... A rich and distinctive debut * We Love This Book * Both hilarious and devastating. This is a story of loss and hope with one of the most vivid casts of characters I've come across. In particular, it is red wellied, seven-year-old Millie our heart weeps and soars for. A great read with ballsy, brilliant writing. A joy. -- Matt Haig, author of The Humans Will generate the same feel-good word of mouth as last year's bestseller, The Rosie Project. * Sydney Morning Herald * Offbeat and funny... painfully, tenderly observant... [as] three lonely grief-stricken misfits find one another * The Times * Uproarious and affecting... eccentric and sympathetic... Lost & Found could be ginormous * Independent *

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Brooke Davis grew up in Bellbrae, Australia, and now lives in Perth, where she works as a bookseller. She is a graduate of the University of Can berra and Curtin University. Lost & Found is her first novel and has been published in over twenty-five countries. It was a number one bestseller in Australia and won Fiction Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards 2015.