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  • 12 of 12 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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In an otherworldly story set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America, an amphibious man is discovered in the Amazon--and subsequently finds love within the human race. In 1962, Elisa Esposito-- mute her whole life-- works as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore's Occam Aerospace Research Center. Only Zelda, a protective coworker, and Giles, her loving neighbor, help her make it through her day. Then she sees something she was never meant to see: an amphibious man, captured in the Amazon, to be studied for Cold War advancements. Using sign language, the two learn to communicate. Richard Strickland, the obsessed soldier who tracked the asset through the Amazon, wants nothing more than to dissect it before the Russians get a chance to steal it.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC TORO (Text) 33892100525709 Adult Fiction Book None 03/15/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250165343
  • ISBN: 1250165342
  • Physical Description: 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 2018.

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In an otherworldly story set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America, an amphibious man is discovered in the Amazon--and subsequently finds love within the human race. In 1962, Elisa Esposito-- mute her whole life-- works as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore's Occam Aerospace Research Center. Only Zelda, a protective coworker, and Giles, her loving neighbor, help her make it through her day. Then she sees something she was never meant to see: an amphibious man, captured in the Amazon, to be studied for Cold War advancements. Using sign language, the two learn to communicate. Richard Strickland, the obsessed soldier who tracked the asset through the Amazon, wants nothing more than to dissect it before the Russians get a chance to steal it.
Subject: Mermen > Fiction.
Cold War > Fiction.
Amphibians as laboratory animals > Fiction.
FICTION / Magical Realism.
FICTION / Historical / General.
FICTION / Fantasy / Romantic.
Genre: Romance fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Historical fiction.
Magic realist fiction.
Love stories.
Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Magic realism (Literature)

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