Lost & Found

Lost & Found

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An irresistible debut novel about the wisdom of the very young, the mischief of the very old, and the magic that happens when no one else is looking Millie Bird, seven years old and ever hopeful, always wears red gumboots to match her curly hair. Her struggling mother, grieving the death of Millie s father, leaves her in the big ladies underwear department of a local store and never returns. Agatha Pantha, eighty-two, has not left her house or spoken to another human being since she was widowed seven years ago. She fills the silence by yelling at passersby, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule. Karl the Touch Typist, eighty-seven, once used his fingers to type out love notes on his wife s skin. Now that she s gone, he types his words out into the air as he speaks. Karl s been committed to a nursing home, but in a moment of clarity and joy, he escapes. Now he s on the lam. Brought together at a fateful moment, the three embark upon a road trip across Western Australia to find Millie s mother. Along the way, Karl wants to find out how to be a man again; Agatha just wants everything to go back to how it was. Together they will discover that old age is not the same as death, that the young can be wise, and that letting yourself feel sad once in a while just might be the key to a happy life."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 150 x 217 x 33mm | 429.99g
  • Dutton Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0525954686
  • 9780525954682
  • 1,329,069

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Praise for "Lost & Found" "Poignant debut." --Associated Press "Enchanting debut." --"Vanity Fair " "Mixing sober and funny, sad and preposterous, Davis pulls all these strands together and makes this story a delight." --Miami Herald "A joyful, remarkable, intelligent read." --Cedar Rapid's Gazette "The same feel-good word of mouth as last year's bestseller, "The Rosie Project."" --"The Sydney Morning Herald" "A novel that dances on the wire between heartache and joy, a delight to the reader in its explorations." --"Yahoo News" "Everything about the characters and the writing feels right, and the result is a book that's heartbreaking, funny and brilliant." "--Courier Mail" ""Lost & Found" is informed by Davis's personal heartache but it is buoyed by something more universal - our need to love and be loved, regardless of the risk." "--Newcastle Herald" "If at first the reasons why this tale of love and loss, grief and great mates sparked a bidding war among publishers aren't obvious, as the characters unfold, it becomes clear that this is storytelling at its purest." --"Weekend Post"show more

About Brooke Davis

Brooke Davis grew up in rural Australia, has lived in Halifax, Canada, and Florida, USA, and now lives in Perth, Australia, where she works as a bookseller. In 2015, "Lost & Found" won the iBooks Fiction Book of the Year and two Australian Book Industry Awards; Fiction Book of the Year and the Matt Richell Award for New Writer. "Lost & Found" is her first novel and will be published in twenty-seven countries.show more

Review Text

Praise for Lost & Found "Poignant debut." - Associated Press "Enchanting debut." - Vanity Fair "Funny and buoyant." - All You "Mixing sober and funny, sad and preposterous, Davis pulls all these strands together and makes this story a delight." - Miami Herald "A joyful, remarkable, intelligent read." - Cedar Rapid's Gazette "The same feel-good word of mouth as last year's bestseller, The Rosie Project ." - The Sydney Morning Herald "A novel that dances on the wire between heartache and joy, a delight to the reader in its explorations." - Yahoo News "Everything about the characters and the writing feels right, and the result is a book that's heartbreaking, funny and brilliant." -Courier Mail "Lost & Found is informed by Davis's personal heartache but it is buoyed by something more universal - our need to love and be loved, regardless of the risk." -Newcastle Herald "If at first the reasons why this tale of love and loss, grief and great mates sparked a bidding war among publishers aren't obvious, as the characters unfold, it becomes clear that this is storytelling at its purest." - Weekend Postshow more

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7,650 ratings
3.42 out of 5 stars
5 16% (1,241)
4 32% (2,446)
3 34% (2,611)
2 14% (1,038)
1 4% (314)
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