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Spill simmer falter wither / Sara Baume.

Baume, Sara, (author.).

Summary

Summary:

"A debut novel already praised as "unbearably poignant and beautifully told" (Eimear McBride) this captivating story follows -- over the course of four seasons -- a misfit man who adopts a misfit dog. It is springtime, and two outcasts -- a man ignored, even shunned by his village, and the one-eyed dog he takes into his quiet, tightly shuttered life -- find each other, by accident or fate, and forge an unlikely connection. As their friendship grows, their small, seaside town suddenly takes note of them, falsely perceiving menace where there is only mishap; the unlikely duo must take to the road. Gorgeously written in poetic and mesmerizing prose, Spill Simmer Falter Wither has already garnered wild support in its native Ireland, where the Irish Times pointed to Baume's "astonishing power with language" and praised it as "a novel bursting with brio, braggadocio and bite." It is also a moving depiction of how -- over the four seasons echoed in the title -- a relationship between fellow damaged creatures can bring them both comfort. One of those rare stories that utterly, completely imagines its way into a life most of us would never see, it transforms us not only in our understanding of the world, but also of ourselves."-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780544716193
  • ISBN: 0544716191
  • Physical Description: viii, 274 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
Subject: Human-animal relationships > Fiction.
Dog owners > Fiction.
FICTION > Literary.
FICTION > General.
Dog owners.
Human-animal relationships.
Genre: Fiction.

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  • 17 / 19 copies available at PINES

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Athens Regional Library System:
      Watkinsville/Oconee County Library
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Azalea Regional Library System:
      Greene County Public Library
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Azalea Regional Library System:
      Morgan County Library
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Bartram Trail Regional Library:
      Mary Willis Library
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Cherokee Regional Library:
      Dade County Public Library
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Chestatee Regional Library System:
      Dawson County Library
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Chestatee Regional Library System:
      Lumpkin County Library
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Flint River Regional Library System:
      Fayette County Public Library
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Flint River Regional Library System:
      Jackson-Butts County Public Library
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Greater Clarks Hill Regional Library:
      Columbia County Library
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