When Audrey Flowers learns that her father has been hit on the head by a Christmas tree and is in a coma, she knows what she must do: leave Winifred her tortoise behind, fly home, make a moving speech at his bedside and wait for him to wake up. However things don't quite work out that way. Instead, Audrey finds herself embarking on an extraordinary journey: one full of puzzlement and pain- but one that could also light up her life. Jesica Grant's debut novel is a warm-hearted, funny and wise book that unfolds in a world that is not quite our own; a place where you might just live forever if you can avoid the dangers (cliffs when you are lonely, staircases when you are tired), and where the truth can be hidden in the armrest of your airline seat.Críticas:
'Extraordinary, original and simultaneously both deep and lightheartedly charming . . . Jessica Grant has an engaging, wry and forthright style, which echoes Don DeLillo, Lewis Carroll and Kurt Vonnegut Jr . . . A delight' GLOBE & MAIL-- 'Jessica Grant's debut novel is one of those rare books that manage to entwine humour in this case, even outright silliness with poignant insight and a captivating plot.' QUILL & QUIRE --'Co-narrated by an opinionated tortoise and starring an immortal mouse, this is a warm and funny book. Audrey Flowers is forced to return home after her father has been in an accident and from here Grant creates a deadpan, captivating and off-beat adventure.' THE BIG ISSUE --*
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