Reptile memoirs : a novel

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New York, NY : Grove Press, 2022.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
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New York, NY : Grove Press, 2022.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
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391 pages ; 24 cm


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Originally published in Norwegian as Krypdyrmemoarer: Norway : Aschehoug Forlag, 2020.
"Liv has a lot of secrets. For her, home is the picturesque town of Å̊lesund, perched on a fjord in western Norway. One night, in the early-morning embers of a great party in the basement apartment she shares with two friends, Liv is watching TV, high on weed, and sees a python on an Australian nature show. She becomes obsessed with the idea of buying a snake as a pet. Soon Nero, the baby Burmese python, becomes the apartment's fourth roommate. As Liv bonds with Nero, she feels extremely protective, like a caring mother, and she is struck by a desire that surprises her with its intensity. Finally she is safe. Thirteen years later, in the nearby town of Kristiansund, Mariam Lind goes on a shopping trip with her eleven-year-old daughter, Iben, who angers her mother by asking for a magazine one too many times. Mariam storms off, leaving Iben in the shop and, expecting her young daughter to find her own way home, heads off on a long calming drive. When she returns home in the evening, her husband is relieved to see her but terrified that Iben isn't also there. Detective Roe Olsvik is assigned to the case of Iben's disappearance-he has just turned sixty and is new to the Kristiansund police department. As he interrogates Mariam, he instantly suspects her-but there is much more to this case and these characters than their outer appearances would suggest. A biting and constantly shifting tale of family secrets, rebirth, and the legacy of trauma, Reptile Memoirs is a brilliant exploration of the cold-bloodedness of humanity, and the struggle to mend broken lives and families"--,Provided by publisher.
In English, translated from the Norwegian.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ulstein, S., McCullough, A., & Ulstein, S. (2022). Reptile memoirs: a novel (First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.). Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ulstein, Silje, Alison, McCullough and Silje. Ulstein. 2022. Reptile Memoirs: A Novel. Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ulstein, Silje, Alison, McCullough and Silje. Ulstein. Reptile Memoirs: A Novel Grove Press, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ulstein, Silje,, Alison McCullough, and Silje Ulstein. Reptile Memoirs: A Novel First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition., Grove Press, 2022.

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