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Lucy Hull, a young children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both kidnapper and kidnapped when her favourite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home.... Read more
Lucy Hull, a young children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both kidnapper and kidnapped when her favourite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home. The precocious Ian is addicted to reading, but needs Lucy's help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly anti-gay classes. When Lucy finds Ian camped out in the library after hours with a backpack of provisions and an escape plan, she allows herself to be hijacked by him and the pair embark on a spontaneous road trip. But is it just Ian who is running away? And should Lucy really be trying to save a boy from his own parents?
Rebecca Makkai's stories have been anthologised in the Best American Short Stories 2010, 2009, and 2008, and have appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, and on Public Radio's Selected Shorts. The Borrower is her first novel. She lives north of Chicago with her husband and two daughters.
For more information visit Rebecca's website: www.rebeccamakkai.com
Packed in Issue 53's purpose-built plastic bag are seven stories printed on party balloons, which one must blow up to read. Gracing these particolored balloons are arresting new stories from Carmen Maria Machado, Percival Everett, Lauren Groff, Kima Jones, Amelia Gray, Rebecca Makkai, and Sarah Wisby. You'll also find, alongside these seven inflatable stories, a vinyl-bound hardcover book...
Lucy Hull, a young children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both kidnapper and kidnapped when her favourite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home. The precocious Ian is addicted to reading, but needs Lucy's help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly anti-gay classes.
The award-winning author of The Hundred-Year House presents a collection of wide-ranging, evocative short stories, including several inspired by her family history or featuring protagonists whose lives are shaped by irony. 30,000 first printing.
All he needs to get the book back on track - besides some motivation and self-esteem - is access to the colony records, rotting away in the attic for decades. The secrets of the hundred-year house would turn everything Doug and Zee think they know about her family on its head - that is, if they were to ever uncover them.
Ten-year-old Ian Drake loves to read. Since his controlling mother wants to censure the books he is most interested in, he turns to Lucy, a young librarian in his remote Missouri town, to help him get the forbidden books. Lucy is faced with a moral dilemma when she discovers Ian has a plan to escape his mother's firm grip.
When her favorite patron, a book-loving ten-year-old, runs away from overbearing parents who force him to attend anti-gay classes with a celebrity pastor, children's librarian Lucy Hull flees with the boy and discovers that they are being pursued by an anonymous adversary.
Der zehnjährige Ian ist süchtig nach immer neuen Geschichten. Lucy Hull, Bibliothekarin in der Stadtbücherei von Hannibal, ist dabei seine Komplizin. Sie hilft ihm, die geliehenen Bücher an seiner strengen Mutter vorbeizuschmuggeln. Eines Morgens traut Lucy ihren Augen kaum. Ian, von zu Hause ausgerissen, kampiert zwischen den Regalen. Er hat einen anderen Plan: Geschickt lotst er sie Richtung...
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