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Spill simmer falter wither, Sara Baume

Label
Spill simmer falter wither
Title
Spill simmer falter wither
Statement of responsibility
Sara Baume
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This captivating story follows -- over the course of four seasons -- a misfit man who adopts a misfit dog. It is springtime, and two outcasts -- a man ignored, even shunned by his village, and the one-eyed dog he takes into his quiet, tightly shuttered life -- find each other, by accident or fate, and forge an unlikely connection. As their friendship grows, their small, seaside town suddenly takes note of them, falsely perceiving menace where there is only mishap; the unlikely duo must take to the road. Gorgeously written in poetic and mesmerizing prose, Spill Simmer Falter Wither has already garnered wild support in its native Ireland, where the Irish Times pointed to Baume's "astonishing power with language" and praised it as "a novel bursting with brio, braggadocio and bite." It is also a moving depiction of how -- over the four seasons echoed in the title -- a relationship between fellow damaged creatures can bring them both comfort. One of those rare stories that utterly, completely imagines its way into a life most of us would never see, it transforms us not only in our understanding of the world, but also of ourselves."--
Summary
Two damaged creatures, a man who has been shunned by his village, and a one-eyed dog, accidentally find each other and form a lasting relationship that transforms their lives as they travel the Irish countryside
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, 2015
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10462417
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baume, Sara
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Human-animal relationships
  • Dog owners
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Dog owners
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
Spill simmer falter wither, Sara Baume
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn913924375
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
viii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780544716193
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015037012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)913924375
Label
Spill simmer falter wither, Sara Baume
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn913924375
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
viii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780544716193
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015037012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)913924375

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