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Remarkably Bright Creatures : Curl up with 'that octopus book' everyone is talking about

Remarkably Bright Creatures : Curl up with 'that octopus book' everyone is talking about


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Author: Van Pelt, Shelby

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 20 July 2023 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 384 pages
198 x 128 x 22 | 272g

**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**OVER 1.5 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDEBBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICKOVER 29,000 5 STAR REVIEWSGOOD HOUSEKEEPING BEST BOOKS OF 2022GLAMOUR BEST BOOKS OF 2022'Remarkably Bright Creatures [is] an ultimately feel-good but deceptively sensitive debut. . . . Memorable and tender.' — Washington Post 'Full of heart and humour . . . I loved it.'Ruth Hogan'Will stay with you for a long time.' Anstey Harris'I defy you to put it down once you’ve started' Cynthia D'Aprix SweeneyAfter Tova Sullivan’s husband died, she began working the night cleaner shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium. Ever since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously vanished on a boat over thirty years ago keeping busy has helped her cope. One night she meets Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus living at the aquarium who sees everything, 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 body can muster to unearth the truth for her before it’s too late...

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

'You won’t be able to put it down because when you’re not reading this book you’ll be hugging it.' Jamie Ford'Truly original and touching' Helen HoangOver 1.5 million copies sold worldwide! READER REVIEWS'I couldn't put it down' 'Marvelous, heartwarming, brilliant''I enjoyed every second''I was gripped from the first page' ‘Read it, there's no way you won't fall in love with Marcellus the octopus!’ ‘Goodness me, what a unique and wonderful book.’


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ISBN: 9781526649676

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