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Shell Collector, the (2002) [Collection]
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Anthony Doerr takes readers from the African coast to the suburbs of Ohio, from sideshow pageantry to harsh wilderness survival, charting a vast and varied emotional landscape. Like the best storytellers, Doerr explores the human condition in all its manifestations: metamorphosis, grief, fractured relationships, and slowly mending hearts. Most dazzling is Doerr's gift for conjuring nature in both its beautiful abundance and crushing power. Some of his characters contend with tremendous hardship; some discover unique gifts; all arc united by their ultimate deference to the mysteries of their respective landscapes.

In "The Hunter's Wife," a hunter's profession is challenged when he learns that his wife can communicate with animal spirits. "For a Long Time This Was Griselda's Story" features two sisters in Idaho struggling to come to terms with the very different paths they have chosen, one traveling the globe with a sideshow and one remaining with her mother in their hometown. In "July 4th," a group of wealthy Americans enters a bet with a gang of British sportsmen: the first side to land the largest freshwater fish on each of the continents wins. The title story describes a blind marine biologist who isolates himself in a thatch-roofed kibanda in Kenya, only to be thrust into the spotlight when he accidentally discovers the cure for a fatal disease.

Contents:

  • The Shell Collector
  • The Hunter's Wife
  • So Many Chances
  • For a Long Time This Was Griselda's Story
  • July Fourth
  • The Caretaker
  • A Tangle by the Rapid River
  • Mkondo

Original title: The Shell Collector
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction


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Shell Collector, the (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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The Shell Collector (2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780142002964
Pages: 219

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