All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things pdf

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

About the book:

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things Book

Author: Bryn Greenwood

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; First Edition edition

Publish date: (August 9, 2016)

ISBN-10: 1250074134

ISBN-13: 978-1250074133

Pages: 352 eBook pages can be different

Language: English

Genres: Bildungsroman, Coming-of-Age Fiction, Literary fiction


A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.

As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It’s safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold.

By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy’s family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. A powerful novel you won’t soon forget, Bryn Greenwood’s All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love.

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