The Petty Details of So-and-So's Life

August 12, 2003|
The Petty Details of So-and-So's Life by Camilla Gibb
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With her second novel, The Petty Details of So-and-so’s Life, award-winning and celebrated author Camilla Gibb probes the bruises of family with humanity, hilarity, and a keen eye for the grotesque to deliver one of the most anticipated books of the year.

A startling and ambitious novel, as funny as it is poignant, The Petty Details of So-and-so’s Life tells the story of Blue and Emma Taylor, who, despite an almost telepathic connection, respond to the sudden disappearance of their explosive father in remarkably different ways. Emma sets off in pursuit of a new family, and discovers a sense of belonging in the most unexpected places. Burly, tattoo-stamped Blue, haunted by the brutal, disparaging voice of their father, embarks on a cross-country search for the elusive parent. Emma and Blue share a most intimate connection, one forged in the secret worlds and wordless communications of childhood. As they grow, they discover the limits of the language they share.
CAMILLA GIBB was born in London, England, and grew up in Toronto. She is the author of four internationally acclaimed novels--Mouthing the Words, The Petty Details of So-and-so''s Life, Sweetness in the Belly and The Beauty of Humanity Movement--as well as the bestselling memoir This Is Happy. Camilla has been ...
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Title:The Petty Details of So-and-So's Life
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:336 pages, 10.28 X 7.3 X 3.17 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 10.28 X 7.3 X 3.17 in
Published:August 12, 2003
Publisher:Doubleday Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780385658034

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