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A Tortoise for the Queen of Tonga: Stories

Julia Whitty

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ISBN 10: 0618119809 / ISBN 13: 9780618119806
Published by Mariner / Houghton Mifflin, 2002
New Condition: New Soft cover
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NEW YORK: Mariner Books (2002). First edition, first printing. Softbound. New. A trade paperback original. A tight, clean copy, unread, without flaws. Author's debut collection of stories. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. A paperback original in the respected Mariner series. Whitty later won the PEN USA award for nonfiction for her book, The Fragile Edge. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # ws355

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Title: A Tortoise for the Queen of Tonga: Stories

Publisher: Mariner / Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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Bringing a unique perspective and a singular voice to contemporary fiction, A TORTOISE FOR THE QUEEN OF TONGA features lush, poignant stories about the natural world. Here are mammals, historical figures, everyday people who discover the liberating properties of memory and knowledge in the face of captivity and loneliness. We meet a forlorn tortoise forced to live among humans. We witness orcas at Ocean World staging a revolt, using celibacy as their weapon. In a French cave, a young computer animator draws parallels between Cro-Magnon and modern women. One story even travels to heaven, where Charles Darwin seeks the source of human happiness.
Whitty joins her authority about wildlife and her rich imagination to spectacular effect. Drawing on twenty years' experience with making nature documentaries, she takes readers inside the minds of animals and people struggling to overcome their limitations. In a voice as magical as it is informed, A TORTOISE FOR THE QUEEN OF TONGA bridges the mythical and the mundane, the animal and the human. Julia Whitty is a brilliant new storyteller in American short fiction.

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JULIA WHITTY's first book on oceans, The Fragile Edge, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal Award, the PEN USA Award, and the Kiriyama Prize. Her cover articles have appeared in Harper's Magazine and Mother Jones, where she is an environmental correspondent. She blogs at the Blue Marble and Deep Blue Home.

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