The Shell Collector

The Shell Collector : Stories

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The exquisitely crafted stories in Anthony Doerr's acclaimed debut collection take readers from the African coast to the pine forests of Montana to the damp moors of Lapland, charting a vast physical and emotional landscape. Doerr explores the human condition in all its varieties-metamorphosis, grief, fractured relationships, and slowly mending hearts-and conjures nature in both its beautiful abundance and crushing power. Some of his characters contend with tremendous hardship; some discover unique gifts; all are united by their ultimate deference to the mysteries of the universe outside themselves.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 127 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 158.76g
  • Penguin Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0142002968
  • 9780142002964
  • 1,381,579

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"Doerr's prose dazzles, his sinewy sentences blending the naturalist's unswerving gaze with the poet's gift for metaphor."
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