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Creatures, Hardback Book

Creatures Hardback

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';Inventive and surprising . . . A punch to the heart. Its one of the best novels Ive read this year.'Kristen Arnett,bestselling author of Mostly Dead Things
On the eve of Evangeline's wedding, on the shore of Winter Island, a dead whale is trapped in the harbor, the groom may be lost at sea, and Evie'smostly absent mother has shown up out of the blue. From there,in this mesmerizing, provocative debut, the narrative flows back and forth through time as Evie reckons with her complicated upbringing in this lush, wild land off the coast of SouthernCalifornia.

Evie grew up with her well-meaning but negligent father, surviving onthe money he made dealing the island's world-famous strain of weed,Winter Wonderland. Although her father raised her with a deep respect for theelements, the sea, and the creatures living within it, he also left her to parentherself. With wit, love, and bracing flashes of anger, Creatures probes thecomplexities of love and abandonment, guilt and forgiveness, betrayal andgriefand the ways in which our childhoods can threaten our ability to love if we arenot brave enough to conquer the past.

Lyrical, darkly funny, and ultimately cathartic,Creaturesexerts a pull asstrong as the tides.

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