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My absolute darling : [a novel] / Gabriel Tallent.

My absolute darling : [a novel]

Tallent, Gabriel, author. (Author).

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    1 current holds with 5 total copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main Fiction Tallent (Text) 31307023107883 Fiction Checked out 08/06/2019
Seymour Fiction Tallent (Text) 31307023077466 Fiction Available -
West Leonard Fiction Tallent (Text) 31307023077482 Fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780735211179 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0735211175 : HRD
  • Physical Description: 417 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2017.

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An immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl's heart-stopping fight for her own soul. Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous: Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin. Her social existence is confined to the middle school (where she fends off the interest of anyone, student or teacher, who might penetrate her shell) and to her life with her father. Then Turtle meets Jacob, a high-school boy who tells jokes, lives in a big clean house, and looks at Turtle as if she is the sunrise. And for the first time, the larger world begins to come into focus: her life with Martin is neither safe nor sustainable. Motivated by her first experience with real friendship and a teenage crush, Turtle starts to imagine escape, using the very survival skills her father devoted himself to teaching her. The reader tracks Turtle's escalating acts of physical and emotional courage, and watches, heart in throat, as she struggles to become her own hero--and in the process, becomes ours as well. Shot through with striking language in afierce natural setting, My Absolute Darling is an urgently told, profoundly moving read that marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Teenage girls > Fiction.
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