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The Selected Works of T S Spivet - A Novel
The Selected Works of T S Spivet - A Novel
Larsen, Reif
T.S. Spivet is a 12 year old genius mapmaker who lives on a ranch in Montana. His father is a silent cowboy and his mother is a scientist who for the last twenty years has been looking for a mythical species of beetle. His brother has gone, his sister seems normal but might not be, and his dog - Verywell - is going mad. t's odd, but then families are. T.S. makes sense of it all by drawing beautiful, meticulous maps kept in innumerable colour-coded notebooks- maps of the countryside, maps of his family's behaviour, maps of animal and plant life. He is brilliant, and the Smithsonian Institution agrees, though when they telephone with news that he has won a major scientific prize they don't suspect for a minute that he is twelve. So begins T S's life-changing adventure, fleeing in the dead of night, riding freight-trains two thousand miles across America - how else do 12 year olds get to Washington D.C? - to reach the awards dinner, the fame, the secret-society membership and the TV appearances that beckon. But is this what he wants? Do maps and lists explain the world? And why are adults so strange?
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