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Lungfish : a novel / Meghan Gilliss.

Gilliss, Meghan, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 1646220919
  • ISBN: 9781646220915
  • Physical Description: 306 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First Catapult edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Catapult, 2022.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Tuck is slow to understand the circumstances that have driven her family to an uninhabited island off the coast of Maine, the former home of her deceased grandmother where she once spent her childhood summers. Squatting there now, she must care for her spirited young daughter and scrape together enough money to leave before winter arrives--or before they are found out. Relying on the island for sustenance and answers--bladderwrack, rosehips, tenacious little green crabs; smells held by the damp walls of the house, field guides and religious texts, a failed invention left behind by her missing father--Tuck lives moment-by-moment through the absurdity, beauty, paranoia, and hunger that shoots through her life, as her husband struggles to detox. Exquisitely written and formally daring, Lungfish tells the story of a woman grappling through the lies she has been told-and those she has told herself-to arrive at the truth of who she is and where she must go. Meghan Gilliss's debut is a novel about addiction, doubt, marriage, motherhood, and learning to see in the dark"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women > Fiction.
Marriage > Fiction.
Mothers > Fiction.
Squatters > Fiction.
Islands > Maine > Fiction.
Drug addiction > Fiction.
Maine > Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

Available copies

  • 9 of 15 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at John P. Webster Library - West Hartford.


  • 0 current holds with 15 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
John P. Webster Library - West Hartford PS 3607 .I555 2022 (Text) 30401147774362 Adult New Book Checked out 12/13/2022

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