Remarkably Bright Creatures, the heart-warming and original debut novel from Shelby Van Pelt, has been chosen for the Radio 2 Book Club with Steve Wright. Shelby will be on the show on Tuesday 31 May.
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Remarkably Bright Creatures
When Tova Sullivan’s husband died two years ago, she talked her way into a job mopping floors at Sowell Bay Aquarium. Keeping busy helps her cope, which she’s been doing since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously vanished.
Thirty and headlining for washed-up band Moth Sausage, Cameron Cassmore has some serious growing up to do. Then the discovery of an old class ring sends him on a mission to Sowell Bay to track down the father he’s never known.
Marcellus, a ‘prisoner’ at the Aquarium, wouldn’t lift one of his eight tentacles for his human captors until he forms a friendship with the cleaning lady. Keenly observant, but with time running out, Marcellus deduces that Cameron is a missing key to what happened the fateful night of Erik’s disappearance.
Now Marcellus must use every trick his old, invertebrate body can muster to unearth the truth for Tova before it’s too late…
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Shelby Van Pelt lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her family. This is her first novel.