Thirteen Shells

May 7, 2016|
Thirteen Shells by Nadia Bozak
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Spanning the late 1970s to the late 1980s, Nadia Bozak's thirteen stories are narrated from the perspective of Shell, the only child of bohemian artisans determined to live off their handicrafts and uphold a left-wing lifestyle. At the age of five, Shell's world is transformed when the family moves into a new house, where she grows up. Over time, she gradually trades her unconventional upbringing for junk food, rock music, and boys. All the while, Shell quietly watches her parents' loveless marriage fall apart and learns to survive divorce, weight gain, heartache, and first love.

A funny, sensitive portrayal of the innocence and uncertainty of childhood and adolescence, Thirteen Shells is a true-to-life collection that is as unforgettable as it is poignant.

Nadia Bozak is the author of the novels Orphan Love and El Niño, the first two parts of her Border Trilogy. She has also written a book of film theory, The Cinematic Footprint: Lights, Camera, Natural Resources, and, most recently, a novel-in-stories, Thirteen Shells. She is currently Assistant Professor of English at Carleton Universi...
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Title:Thirteen ShellsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.68 inPublished:May 7, 2016Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770899871

ISBN - 13:9781770899872

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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