A beautiful examination of how loneliness can be transformed.
After Tova Sullivan’s husband died, she started working the night shift at Sowell Bay Aquarium. She cleaned floors and tidied up. She’s always kept busy by helping others, which she’s been doing for as long as she can remember.
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Tova meets Marcellus, a huge Pacific octopus who lives at the aquarium. Marcellus knows everything there is to know, but would never lift an arm for his human captors until he forms a remarkable friendship
“An enchanting, witty, and compulsively enjoyable exploration into the relationship between a widowed woman and a giant Pacific octopus.”
The Book Guide® Editor
As a detective, Marcellus tries to figure out what happened the night Tovah’s son disappeared. Now Marcellus must use every trick her old invertebrate body has at its disposal to uncover the truth for her. Shelby Van Pelt’s debut novel is a gentle reminder that sometimes looking back can help us see a future we once thought was impossible..
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by The Book Guide® Editors4.6/5 Very good