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Author Lichtarowicz, Paula, author
Title The first book of Calamity Leek / Paula Lichtarowicz
Published New York : Flatiron Books, 2016
Copyright ℗2013
 Rodman Main Adult Fiction  Lichtarowicz, P    AVAILABLE
Edition First U.S. edition
Descript 307 pages ; 21 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Summary ""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 she is 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 write it 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"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Sisters -- Fiction
Self-realization in women -- Fiction
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women -- Fiction
ISBN 9781250087935

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