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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Holdable?||Status||Due Date|
|Gibsons Public Library||FIC JOHN (Text)||30886000723557||Adult Fiction Hardcover||Volume hold||Checked out||2019-06-13|
- ISBN: 9781910702345 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: 263 p. ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2018.
Words are important to Gretel, always have been. As a child, she lived on a canal boat with her mother, and together they invented a language that was just their own. She hasn't seen her mother since the age of sixteen, though -- almost a lifetime ago -- and those memories have faded. Now Gretel works as a lexicographer, updating dictionary entries, which suits her solitary nature. A phone call from the hospital interrupts Gretel's isolation and throws up questions from long ago. She begins to remember the private vocabulary of her childhood. She remembers other things, too: the wild years spent on the river; the strange, lonely boy who came to stay on the boat one winter; and the creature in the water -- a canal thief? -- swimming upstream, getting ever closer. In the end there will be nothing for Gretel to do but go back.
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