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Spilling Clarence


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ISBN13: 9780786886623
ISBN10: 0786886625
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Robin Wood, August 15, 2012 (view all comments by Robin Wood)
This is one of my all time favorite books. It has a funny, touching, haunting story about memory, the stories we tell ourselves and what it means to love.
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Product Details

A Novel
Ursu, Anne
Hachette Books
New York
City and town life
Psychological fiction
Pharmaceutical industry
Industrial accidents
General Fiction
Literature-A to Z
Fantasy - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Series Volume:
no. 85
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
8 x 5.1875 in 8.96 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 304 pages Theia - English 9780786886623 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Anne Ursu's writing is effervescent. She manages to fill her sentences with so much light and life that every page in Spilling Clarence is a dazzling event."
"Review" by , "Oh, what a book! Haunting, heartbreaking and, at turns, very, very funny, Ursu's Spilling Clarence is about regret, loss, love and, most particularly, the power of our memories — the ones we desperately cling to, and the ones we'd give our very soulds to be able to forget. People with a cast of characters as indelible as a waking dream, and written in pitch-perfect prose, Spilling Clarence is a profoundly original exploration of what it means to be human."
"Review" by , "What a pleasure it is to discover not just a splendidly inventive, witty and highly intelligent novel, which Spilling Clarence certainly is, but also a bright new writer, Anne Ursu, whose debut makes me happy to anticipate our future together — anything she writes, I'll read."
"Review" by , "[T]he paint-by-numbers plot development soon becomes labored, and the relentlessly perky prose style calls attention to itself with too arch irony."
"Review" by , "Ursu is a writer who cares deeply about her characters....Lots of pop-culture references to life in middle America lend a comic touch. Recommended."
"Review" by , "With compelling, scarred characters and a cleverly rendered setting, Ursu's debut is both thought-provoking and enjoyable."
"Review" by , "Engaging...intriguing...charming."
"Review" by , "Warm, playful, and magical...no scalpel can touch the truths Ursu locates."
"Review" by , "Evoking the work of Tyler and Hoffman, this whimsical, bittersweet debut suggests that the stories of our lives save us."
"Synopsis" by , After a smokey fire at a pharmaceutical factory, the panic-stricken townspeople of Clarence fall under the spell of a strange and powerful drug that unlocks their memories — both good and bad — of the citizens of Clarence. Beautifully rendered with a light comic touch, this bittersweet first novel — now in paperback — introduces the original talents of an exciting new writer.
"Synopsis" by , What if you could suddenly remember everything that ever happened in your life? Would it be a blessing — or a curse? The answer is found in Spilling Clarence, a satisfying, witty, romantic, and tender novel. In the fictional town of Clarence, Minnesota, a breakroom microwave sparks a smokey fire at the pharmaceutical factory and triggers a massive chemical spill. Panic-stricken and paralyzed, the townspeople wait until the all-clear signal to assure them everything's back to normal. Except that it isn't. Over the coming days, the citizens of Clarence fall under the spell of a strange and powerful drug that unlocks their memories. They become trapped by their own reminiscences: of love and death, of war and childhood, of family they've lost and sins they've committed. Beautifully rendered with a light comic touch, this bittersweet first novel is about more than the sum of its beguiling parts. It's about the need to remember, and about the bliss of forgetting. A universe peopled by exquisitely drawn characters, Spilling Clarence is a funny, moving story with a truly original premise that introduces the impressive talents of an exciting new writer.
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