My Absolute Darling. Gabriel Tallent.

My Absolute Darling

Riverhead Books:
New York: 2018
First printing, Trade paperback, New
417 pp.
Cover artwork by: Jaya Miceli

Was $16.00. Cindy and I both read this one and we both give it the thumbs-up. Disturbing, but beautifully written. Compulsive reading for sure. Now a quality paperback. “Turtle Alveston 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.” #61764

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