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Remarkably bright creatures: a novel
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Published:
New York, NY : Ecco, 2022.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
360 pages ; 24 cm
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF SUMMER by: Chicago Tribune * The View * Southern Living * USA Today

Remarkably Bright Creatures [is] an ultimately feel-good but deceptively sensitive debut. . . . Memorable and tender.” — Washington Post 

For fans of A Man Called Ove, a charming, witty and compulsively readable exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope that traces a widow's unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus

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. 

Shelby Van Pelt’s debut novel is a gentle reminder that sometimes taking a hard look at the past can help uncover a future that once felt impossible.

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"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.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Van Pelt, S. (2022). Remarkably bright creatures: a novel. First edition. New York, NY, Ecco.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Van Pelt, Shelby. 2022. Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel. New York, NY, Ecco.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Van Pelt, Shelby, Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel. New York, NY, Ecco, 2022.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Van Pelt, Shelby. Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel. First edition. New York, NY, Ecco, 2022.

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