Last Things

Last Things

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As her family comes apart, eight-year-old Grace must choose between her two very different, flawed parents--a choice that will take her on a dizzying journey from her home in Vermont to the streets of New Orleans, and into the equally wondrous and frightening realm of her own more

Product details

  • Paperback | 213 pages
  • 145 x 218mm | 315g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747545065
  • 9780747545064

Review quote

"A beautiful debut novel, a gently funny tragedy about childhood and madness . . . pokes at the boundaries between reason and imagination." --Newsday "Jenny Offill . . . has created a fantastical family, at times loving and sweet, sorrowful and dangerous. The prose, though told through the eyes of Grace, is sparse, elegant, and inviting." --The Boston Globe "Offill's deceptively simple prose, her exquisite sense of metaphor and her ear for humor capture the subtle perceptions of this wise child so that we feel to the bone her burgeoning awareness."--Chicago Tribune "[A] gem of a first novel." --Los Angeles Times Book Review "Offill's dialogue and quirky details are truly delightful."--Baltimore Sunshow more

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676 ratings
3.49 out of 5 stars
5 13% (90)
4 38% (259)
3 35% (237)
2 11% (74)
1 2% (16)
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