Sat, Jun 08|
Home of Clara Tomsula
Bookies: Remarkable Bright Creatures
Remarkably Bright Creatures is an exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope, tracing a widow's unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus. We will be selecting books for the next season at this meeting!
Time & Location
Jun 08, 2024, 10:30 AM
Home of Clara Tomsula, 10834 W 79th Pl, Arvada, CO 80005, USA
About the event
Hostess: Clara Tomsula
Co-host: Shelly Spann
Lead: Leslie Wheeler
Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
Remarkably Bright Creatures is an exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope, tracing a widow's unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus. After Tova Sullivan's husband died, she began working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, which she's been doing since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously vanished on a boat in Puget Sound over thirty years ago. Tova becomes acquainted with curmudgeonly Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus living at the aquarium. Marcellus knows more than anyone can imagine but wouldn't dream of lifting one of his eight arms for his human captors--until he forms a remarkable friendship with Tova. Ever the detective, Marcellus deduces what happened the night Tova's son disappeared. And now Marcellus must use every trick his old invertebrate body can muster to unearth the truth for her before it's too late. Shelby Van Pelt's debut novel is a gentle reminder that sometimes taking a hard look at the past can help uncover a future that once felt impossible.