The Petty Details of So-and-so's Life

The Petty Details of So-and-so's Life

Book - 2003 | Anchor Canada paperback edition.
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With her second novel, The Petty Details of So-and-so's Life , award-winning and celebrated author Camilla Gibb probes the bruises of family with humanity, hilarity, and a keen eye for the grotesque to deliver one of the most anticipated books of the year.

A startling and ambitious novel, as funny as it is poignant, The Petty Details of So-and-so's Life tells the story of Blue and Emma Taylor, who, despite an almost telepathic connection, respond to the sudden disappearance of their explosive father in remarkably different ways. Emma sets off in pursuit of a new family, and discovers a sense of belonging in the most unexpected places. Burly, tattoo-stamped Blue, haunted by the brutal, disparaging voice of their father, embarks on a cross-country search for the elusive parent. Emma and Blue share a most intimate connection, one forged in the secret worlds and wordless communications of childhood. As they grow, they discover the limits of the language they share.

Camilla Gibb's debut novel, Mouthing the Words , won the 2000 City of Toronto Book Award, and has been published in twelve countries. Camilla is one of two Canadian authors named to the Orange Futures List, compiled by the Orange Prize jury to celebrate twenty-one promising writers to watch in the new century.
Publisher: [Canada] : Anchor Canada, 2003.
Edition: Anchor Canada paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780385658034
Branch Call Number: GIB
Characteristics: 318 pages ;,22 cm


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Oct 03, 2013

This book is about a dysfunctional family and how the two children responded in completely different ways while retaining the special connection and love between them. Although in some ways it is not a great book, I enjoyed reading it.

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