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Remarkably bright creatures : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

Remarkably bright creatures : a novel / Shelby Van Pelt.

Van Pelt, Shelby, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063204157
  • ISBN: 0063204150
  • ISBN: 9780063204164
  • ISBN: 0063204169
  • Physical Description: 360 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, [2022]

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Summary, etc.:
"For fans of A Man Called Ove, a luminous debut novel about a widow's unlikely friendship with a giant Pacific octopus reluctantly residing at the local aquarium-and the truths she finally uncovers about her son's disappearance 30 years ago"-- Provided by publisher.
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 Puget Sound over thirty years ago. 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 arms for his human captors--until he forms a remarkable friendship with Tova. Ever the detective, Marcellus deduces what happened the night Tova's son disappeared. And now Marcellus must use every trick his old invertebrate body can muster to unearth the truth for her before it's too late.
Subject: Octopuses > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Fiction.
Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Missing persons > Investigation > Fiction.
Poulpes > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Veuves > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Relations homme-animal > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Mères et fils > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Personnes disparues > Enquêtes > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Human-animal relationships.
Mothers and sons.
Octopuses.
Widows.
Octopuses > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
Animal behavior > Fiction.
Mother-son relationship > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Fictional Work
Animal fiction.
Fiction.
Novels.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Animal fiction.
Novels.
Romans.

Available copies

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.

Holds

  • 1 current hold with 3 total copies.

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