Remarkably Bright Creatures (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
368
Utgivningsdatum
2023-07-20
Förlag
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Dimensioner
198 x 129 x 24 mm
Vikt
255 g
Komponenter
Paperback
ISBN
9781526649676
Remarkably Bright Creatures (häftad)

Remarkably Bright Creatures

Curl up with 'that octopus book' everyone is talking about

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**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK OVER 29,000 5 STAR REVIEWS GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BEST BOOKS OF 2022 GLAMOUR BEST BOOKS OF 2022 'Full of heart and humour . . . I loved it.' Ruth Hogan 'Will stay with you for a long time.' Anstey Harris 'I defy you to put it down once youve started' Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney After Tova Sullivans husband died, she began working the night cleaner shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium. Ever since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously vanished on a boat over thirty years ago keeping busy has helped her cope. One night she meets Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus living at the aquarium who sees everything, but wouldnt dream of lifting one of his eight arms for his human captors until he forms a remarkable friendship with Tova. Ever the detective, Marcellus deduces what happened the night Tovas son disappeared. And now Marcellus must use every trick his old body can muster to unearth the truth for her before its too late... Shelby Van Pelts debut novel is a reminder that sometimes taking a hard look at the past can help uncover a future that once felt impossible. 'You wont be able to put it down because when youre not reading this book youll be hugging it.' Jamie Ford 'Truly original and touching' Helen Hoang Over a million copies sold worldwide! READER REVIEWS 'I couldn't put it down' 'Marvelous, heartwarming, brilliant' 'I enjoyed every second' 'I was gripped from the first page' Read it, there's no way you won't fall in love with Marcellus the octopus! Goodness me, what a unique and wonderful book.
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A winningly totally original feel-good mystery packed with memorable characters that, once started, demands to be finished * Irish Independent * A beautiful examination of how loneliness can be transformed, cracked open, with the slightest touch from another living thing. Shelby Van Pelt makes good on this wild conceit, somehow making me love a misanthropic octopus, but her writing is so finely tuned that it's a natural element of a larger story about family, about loss and the electricity of something found -- Kevin Wilson, author of NOTHING TO SEE HERE Remarkably Bright Creatures is the rarest of feats: a book that manages to be wry and wise, charming and surprising, and features one of the most intriguing and satisfying characters Ive encountered in fiction in a very long time Marcellus the Octopus. I dont know how Shelby Van Pelt managed to make this uncommon tale sing so beautifully, but sing it does, and I defy you to put it down once youve started -- Cynthia DAprix Sweeney, author of THE NEST A unique and luminous book * Booklist * Truly original and touching, Remarkably Bright Creatures is a story of family, community, and optimism in spite of darkness. Prepare to fall in love -- Helen Hoang, author of THE KISS QUOTIENT Shelbys characters are unique and yet completely relatable ... It is a fresh and fascinating story full of heart and humour and I loved it. -- Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things An ultimately feel-good but deceptively sensitive debut about what it feels like to have love taken from you, only to find it again in the most unexpected places ... Memorable and tender. * Washington Post * A warm and satisfying book. It wrapped itself around me, luring me into the many mysteries hidden just beneath the surface. -- Polly Crosby, author of The Illustrated Child Remarkable characters, who will stay with you for a long time. -- Anstey Harris, author of The Trials and Triumphs of Grace Atherton Youll bask in this books warmth and wit * Spectrum *

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Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Shelby Van Pelt lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her family. This is her first novel.