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Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel



by
Shelby Van Pelt

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Ecco (Adult)
ISBN
9780063204157
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Language: Strong Language , Violence: Suicide Reference/Discussion , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Reference or Discussion
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For fans of A Man Called Ove, a luminous debut novel about a widow’s unlikely friendship with a curmudgeonly giant Pacific octopus reluctantly residing at the local aquarium—and, when a mysterious grifter comes to town, the truths all three unlock about her son’s disappearance 30 years ago.

After Tova Sullivan’s husband died, she began working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, which she’s been doing since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously vanished on a boat in the Puget Sound over thirty years ago.

As she works, Tova becomes acquainted with curmudgeonly Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus living at the aquarium. Marcellus knows more than anyone can imagine but wouldn’t dream of lifting one of his eight tentacles for his human captors—until he forms an unlikely friendship with Tova.

Ever the detective, Marcellus deduces what happened the night Tova’s son disappeared. As his affection for Tova grows, Marcellus must use every trick his old invertebrate body can muster to unearth the truth for her before it’s too late.

Charming, compulsively readable, and full of wit, Shelby Van Pelt’s debut novel is a beautiful exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope—a reminder that sometimes taking a hard look at the past can help uncover a future that once felt impossible.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language , Violence: Suicide Reference/Discussion , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Reference or Discussion

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

368

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jul 2022

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

Topics

Octopuses. Widows. Human-animal relationships. Mothers and sons.

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