Everything Under

  • Daisy Johnson

  • ISBN: 9781785417115

£16.95

As a child, Gretel lived on a canal boat with her mother, and together they invented a language that was just their own. She hasn't seen her mother since the... more

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As a child, Gretel lived on a canal boat with her mother, and together they invented a language that was just their own. She hasn't seen her mother since the age of sixteen, though - almost a lifetime ago - and those memories have faded. Now Gretel works as a lexicographer, updating dictionary entries, which suits her solitary nature. But a phone call from the hospital interrupts Gretel's isolation and throws up questions from long ago. She begins to remember the private vocabulary of her childhood. She remembers other things, too: the strange lonely boy who came to stay on the boat one winter; and the creature in the water - a canal thief? - swimming upstream, getting ever closer. In the end, there will be nothing for Gretel to do but go back...
Everything Under by Daisy Johnson

Genre
General Fiction

ISBN(s)
Large Print Paperback: 9781785417115
(01 Apr 2020)
Large Print Hardback: 9781785417054
(01 Apr 2019)

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