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My absolute darling : a novel / Gabriel Tallent.

Tallent, Gabriel, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown PL - Brownstown LPF TALLENT (Text) 79361000104946 Large Print Fiction Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon LP F TAL (Text) 34330513173527 Adult - New Books Available -
Spencer Co PL - Marylee Vogel Branch (Richland) FIC TAL LgP (Text) 70741100105701 Adult Fiction In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525498841
  • ISBN: 0525498842
  • Physical Description: 550 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: A brilliant and 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 a fierce natural setting, My Absolute Darling is an urgently told, profoundly moving read that marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.
Subject: Orphans > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Teenagers > Fiction.
Genre: Large type books.
Action and adventure fiction
Bildungsromans

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