Little Nothing

Little Nothing

A Novel

Book - 2016
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In an unnamed country at the beginning of the last century, a child called Pavla is born to peasant parents. Her arrival, fervently anticipated and conceived in part by gypsy tonics and archaic prescriptions, stuns her parents and brings outrage and scorn from her community. Pavla has been born a dwarf, beautiful in face, but as the years pass, she grows no farther than the edge of her crib. When her parents turn to the treatments of a local charlatan, his terrifying cure opens the floodgates of persecution for Pavla. Little Nothing unfolds across a lifetime of unimaginable, magical transformation in and out of human form, as an outcast girl becomes a hunted woman whose ultimate survival depends on the most startling transfiguration of them all.
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016]
ISBN: 9780399167928
Branch Call Number: FIC Silve
Characteristics: 336 pages ; 24 cm

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kenraybuhler Aug 07, 2017

I loved this book very, very much. It had me completely in its grip throughout the whole tale. Beautifully imagined, earthy, sad, and transcendent.

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