The Resource My absolute darling : a novel, Gabriel Tallent

My absolute darling : a novel, Gabriel Tallent

Label
My absolute darling : a novel
Title
My absolute darling
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel Tallent
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""The word 'masterpiece' has been cheapened by too many blurbs, but My Absolute Darling absolutely is one." --Stephen King 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"--
  • "One of the most momentous debuts in years: A transcendent novel that strikes a deep emotional chord, My Absolute Darling combines a page-turning female survival story, an arresting use of language, and a heart-wrenchingly powerful redemptive arc"--
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TLC
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Tallent, Gabriel
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.A536
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Teenage girls
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Action & Adventure
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
Label
My absolute darling : a novel, Gabriel Tallent
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=29&titleID=3081692
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Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735211193
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
41B02BD5-16BA-4B4B-82EA-6F10A8326867
System control number
(TLC)erc0000552267
Label
My absolute darling : a novel, Gabriel Tallent
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=29&titleID=3081692
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735211193
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
41B02BD5-16BA-4B4B-82EA-6F10A8326867
System control number
(TLC)erc0000552267

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