The Wallcreeper

The Wallcreeper

Book - 2014
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Nell Zink's debut novel follows a downwardly mobile secretary from Philadelphia who marries an ambitious soon-to-be-expat pharmaceutical researcher in hopes that she will never work again. They end up in Germany, where it turns out that her new husband is tougher, sneakier, more sincere, more contradictory, and smarter than she is; she'd naturally thought it was impossible. Life becomes complicated with affairs, birding, and eco-terrorism. Bad things happen, yet they stagger through, clinging to each other from a safe distance. Eventually our heroine commences building a life of her own, in imitation of her husband, one soggy brick at a time.
Publisher: ©2014
London :, Fourth Estate,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780008130848
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 168 pages ;,23 cm.

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