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Help Me, Jacques Cousteau

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Zusatztext 'Striking! thoughtful! full of unexpected twists! The Outlander is that rare delight: a novel that is beautifully written yet as gripping as any airport page-turner ... there are echoes of Cormac McCarthy. Hugely enjoyable ... A rattling good yarn' Informationen zum Autor Gil Adamson has written two acclaimed books of poetry! Primitive and Ashland! and her work has also been widely published in magazines and literary journals. Her novel! The Outlander! won the International Association of Crime Writers' Dashiell Hammett Prize and the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Prize. It has also been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She lives with writer Kevin Connolly in Toronto. A funny, haunting portrait of an offbeat family in this episodic novel by the mutiple-awardwinning author of The Outlander Zusammenfassung Hazel is only a toddler when she sails back to Canada with her parents to begin a new life. As the boat dips and dives across the ocean and sends her bed crashing against the walls! Hazel wakes up to the tragic reality of the world around her. From then on! life seems a constant struggle as Hazel juggles with the miseries of childhood! while attempting to make sense of the odd bunch of grown-ups around her. After all! how much help can you expect from an uncle who collects only white animals! or a grandfather who drives around with a dead dog on the back seat of his convertible! when you have to confront your first day at school! the arrival of a baby brother or your parents' divorce? Still! life could be worse! thinks Hazel! she could be in the chess club! or have a name like Bogdana or Flower... In this haunting and extremely funny account of the world according to Hazel! Gil Adamson's first work of fiction! written twn years ago and published now for the first time in the UK! reminds us that although growing up is about sorting out life as it is! from life as it should be! stories will always be there to help us pretend. ...

'Striking, thoughtful, full of unexpected twists, The Outlander is that rare delight: a novel that is beautifully written yet as gripping as any airport page-turner ... there are echoes of Cormac McCarthy. Hugely enjoyable ... A rattling good yarn'

Vorwort
A funny, haunting portrait of an offbeat family in this episodic novel by the mutiple-awardwinning author of The Outlander

Autorentext
Gil Adamson has written two acclaimed books of poetry, Primitive and Ashland, and her work has also been widely published in magazines and literary journals. Her novel, The Outlander, won the International Association of Crime Writers' Dashiell Hammett Prize and the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Prize. It has also been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She lives with writer Kevin Connolly in Toronto.

Klappentext

Presents the life and times of siblings Hazel and Andrew, who are born into a family of modern-day eccentrics. Through Hazel's eyes, readers can observe her family as they attend the funeral on Christmas Day - despite none of them knowing the deceased - and come up with crazy inventions such as solar powered curtains. From the author of )The Outlander(, which sold 25,000 copies.



Zusammenfassung
Hazel is only a toddler when she sails back to Canada with her parents to begin a new life. As the boat dips and dives across the ocean and sends her bed crashing against the walls, Hazel wakes up to the tragic reality of the world around her. From then on, life seems a constant struggle as Hazel juggles with the miseries of childhood, while attempting to make sense of the odd bunch of grown-ups around her. After all, how much help can you expect from an uncle who collects only white animals, or a grandfather who drives around with a dead dog on the back seat of his convertible, when you have to confront your first day at school, the arrival of a baby brother or your parents' divorce? Still, life could be worse, thinks Hazel, she could be in the chess club, or have a name like Bogdana or Flower...

In this haunting and extremely funny account of the world according to Hazel, Gil Adamson's first work of fiction, written twn years ago and published now for the first time in the UK, reminds us that although growing up is about sorting out life as it is, from life as it should be, stories will always be there to help us pretend.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Help Me, Jacques Cousteau
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EAN: 9781408811467
ISBN: 1408811464
Format: Poche format B
Hersteller: Bloomsbury UK
Herausgeber: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Genre: Belletristik & Unterhaltung
Anzahl Seiten: 197
Gewicht: 154g
Größe: H181mm x B197mm x T14mm
Veröffentlichung: 17.01.2011
Jahr: 2011