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My absolute darling, Gabriel Tallent

Label
My absolute darling
Title
My absolute darling
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel Tallent
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Enduring an isolated existence after the death of her mother, 14-year-old Turtle roams the rocky shores and tide pools of the California coast and refutes every outside attempt to engage her before an unexpected friendship with a newcomer helps her realize the vulnerabilities of her life with her charismatic father
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10572994
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tallent, Gabriel
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.A454
LC item number
M9 2017b
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
920
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphans
  • Friendship
  • Teenagers
  • Teenagers
  • Orphans
  • Friendship
  • Friendship
  • Orphans
  • Teenagers
Target audience
adult
Label
My absolute darling, Gabriel Tallent
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967500624
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
550 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781635461152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)967500624
Label
My absolute darling, Gabriel Tallent
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967500624
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
550 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781635461152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)967500624

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