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  • ISBN: 0143193252
  • ISBN: 9780143193258
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [Toronto] : Penguin Canada, 2015.

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Summary, etc.: Millie Bird, seven-years old and ever hopeful, always wears red gumboots to match her curly hair. Her struggling mother, grieving the death of Millie's father, leaves her in the big ladies' underwear department of a local store and never returns.Agatha Pantha, eighty-two, has not left her house ⁰́₃ or spoken to another human being ⁰́₃ since she was widowed seven years ago. She fills the silences by yelling at passersby, watching loud static on the TV and maintaining a strict daily schedule.Karl the Touch Typist, eighty-seven, once used his fingers to type out love notes on his wife's skin. Now that she's gone, he types his words out into the air as he speaks. Karl's been committed to nursing home but in a moment of clarity and joy, he escapes. Now he's on the lam.Brought together in strange circumstances, the three will embark upon a road trip across Western Australia to find Millie's mum. Along the way, Karl wants to find out how to be a man again; Agatha just wants everything to go back to how it was.Together, they will discover that old age is not the same as death, that the young can be wise, and that letting yourself feel sad once in a while just might be the key to a happy life.
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Subject: Girls -- Fiction
Abandoned children -- Fiction
Australia -- Fiction
Abandoned children
Genre: Electronic books.
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