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First Book of Calamity Leek (Paperback) (Paula Lichtarowicz)

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""WONDERFULLY STRANGE." --Mark Haddon A beguiling, irresistibly immersive debut novel about sixteen sisters in a walled garden, and what happens to their carefully constructed world when one girl starts asking questions about life outside. Fourteen-year-old Calamity Leek and her sisters spend their days tending white roses and memorizing the lessons in Aunty's Appendix, a multi-volume compendium of show tunes, beauty regimens, and twisted creation myths. Calamity knows the Appendix front to back, and sheis Aunty's favorite, destined for particular greatness. But when her restless sister Truly Polperro gets too curious about life beyond their Wall of Safekeeping, she cracks Calamity's world wide open. Calamity needs a new book. And she will have to writeit herself. With formidable imagination and brilliant strangeness, The First Book of Calamity Leek draws on fairytales and doublespeak to tell a story both classic and keenly modern. Calamity, fearless and wrenching, leads us to question the stories we ourselves live by"--
Number of Pages: 307
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Paula Lichtarowicz
Language: English
Street Date: April 5, 2016
TCIN: 50644443
UPC: 9781250087935
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-9064
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