Share This Listing

Public Comments

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

icon

4 months ago by thefleebooks

icon

RM14

icon

4 Likes

icon

Used

icon

Just when seventeen-year-old Cullen Witter thinks he understands everything about his small and painfully dull Arkansas town, it all disappears. . . . In the summer before Cullen's senior year, a nominally-depressed birdwatcher named John Barling thinks he spots a species of woodpecker thought to be extinct since the 1940s in Lily, Arkansas. His rediscovery of the so-called Lazarus Woodpecker sparks a flurry of press and woodpecker-mania. Soon all the kids are getting woodpecker haircuts and everyone's eating "Lazarus burgers." But as absurd as the town's carnival atmosphere has become, nothing is more startling than the realization that Cullen’s sensitive, gifted fifteen-year-old brother Gabriel has suddenly and inexplicably disappeared. While Cullen navigates his way through a summer of finding and losing love, holding his fragile family together, and muddling his way into adulthood, a young missionary in Africa, who has lost his faith, is searching for any semblance of meaning wherever he can find it. As distant as the two stories seem at the start, they are thoughtfully woven ever closer together and through masterful plotting, brought face to face in a surprising and harrowing climax. Complex but truly extraordinary, tinged with melancholy and regret, comedy and absurdity, this novel finds wonder in the ordinary and emerges as ultimately hopeful. It's about a lot more than what Cullen calls, “that damn bird.” It’s about the dream of second chances.

Getting This

icon

Mailing & Delivery

West Malaysia - RM8 East Malaysia - RM12

Meet The Seller

thefleebooks
thefleebooks
isEmailVerified
Reviews
james.hii.ykBook was in good condition, pretty fast shipping a...read more
5 days ago
5.0
lia__aIt's a pleasure doing business with her :) looking...read more
5 days ago
5.0
latte_204The seller is friendly and it's really easy to tal...read more
2 weeks ago
5.0

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE