Thorndike Press

My Absolute Darling

  • Gabriel Tallent
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  • ISBN-10: 0525498842
  • ISBN-13: 9780525498841
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.20 lbs ( .54 kgs)
  • Paperback
  • Published/Released September 2017

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Instant New York Times Bestseller
LA Times Book Prize Finalist
NBCC John Leonard Prize Finalist
One of the New York Times's Most Notable Books of 2017
One of the Washington Post's Most Notable Books of 2017
One of NPR's 'Great Reads' of 2017
A USA Today Best Book of the Year
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Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous: Turtle 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.


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The word 'masterpiece' has been cheapened by too many blurbs, but My Absolute Darling absolutely is one.

— Stephen King