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David Arnold - Mosquitoland (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Synopsis

. . . "I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange." . . .

After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the "wastelands" of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland.

So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travellers along the way.

But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.

Told in an unforgettable, kaleidoscopic voice, Mosquitoland is a modern American odyssey, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Young Adult Fiction
  • Published : 2015 (Headline Publishing)
  • ISBN : 9781472218902
  • SKU : B000480
  • PPC : LL300gm
  • RRP : £7.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only
External Reviews

"Mosquitoland boasts a funny, gutsy, straight-talking heroine with a distinctive voice, whose company is a blast of fresh air." - Daily Mail.

"Mim's endless wise-cracking (on a road trip by Greyhound bus to visit her sick mother) is a joy." - Independent - Best YA novels of 2015.

"Invigorating and humourous . . . At last a Kerouacian adventure for teenage girls." - Independent.

"Fresh and often very endearing." - Sunday Herald.

"At times heartwarming, heartbreaking and hilarious, but always maintaining a distinctly innocent brilliance." - USA Today.

"There is no shortage of humour in Mim's musings, interspersed with tender scenes and a few heart-pounding surprises. Mim's triumphant evolution is well worth the journey." - Publishers Weekly.

"A stunning debut . . . mesmerizing." - Kirkus Reviews.

The Author
David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife and son. He is the New York Times bestselling author of The Electric Kingdom, Mosquitoland, Kids of Appetite, & The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik, which has been optioned for film by Paramount. His books have been translated into over a dozen languages. 

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