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All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
by Bryn Greenwood


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- A New York Times and USA Today bestseller
- Book of the Month Club 2016 Book of the Year
- Second Place Goodreads Best Fiction of 2016

A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.  Read more...


 
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Overview

- A New York Times and USA Today bestseller
- Book of the Month Club 2016 Book of the Year
- Second Place Goodreads Best Fiction of 2016

A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.

As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold.

By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy's family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. A powerful novel you won't soon forget, Bryn Greenwood's All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love.

31 Books Bringing the Heat this Summer --Bustle

Top Ten Hottest Reads of 2016 --New York Daily News

Best Books of 2016 --St. Louis Post Dispatch


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781250074133
  • ISBN-10: 1250074134
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
  • Publish Date: August 2016
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Literary
Books > Fiction > Coming of Age

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-06-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

Greenwood’s strong debut, set throughout the United States, is about a young girl’s triumph over the sordid life she might have led as the daughter of drug addicts, one of whom is a meth dealer. The author skillfully creates widely varied and original voices, as the story unfolds from a variety of characters’ viewpoints, whether it’s Wavy, the main character, whom we see growing from a six-year-old to a young adult; Wavy’s grandmother, who takes care of her for a time before succumbing to cancer; or the loving Kellen, whose street smarts makes up for his lack of education. The relationship at the heart of the novel is between Wavy and Kellen, a drug runner for her father who changes her life. In Wavy, Greenwood has fashioned a resilient girl who doesn’t speak much, hiding a fierce intelligence and strong will that enables her to take care of herself and her infant brother despite her parents’ drug habits. This is a memorable coming-of-age tale about loyalty, defiance, and the power of love under the most improbable circumstances. (Aug.)

 
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