The Resource My absolute darling, Gabriel Tallent

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
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, this is an urgently told, profoundly moving read
Awards note
The British Book Award for Fiction Debut of the Year: Shortlist, 2018.
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
My absolute darling, Gabriel Tallent
Label
My absolute darling, Gabriel Tallent
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1995936
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9780008185220
Media category
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Media MARC source
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Media type code
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