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When her parents unexpectedly divorce, Mim Malone is dragged from her beloved home in Ohio to the 'wastelands' of Mississippi, where she lives in a haze of medication with her dad and new (almost certainly evil) stepmom. But when Mim learns her real mother is ill back home, she escapes her new life and embarks on a rescue mission aboard a Greyhound bus, meeting an assortment of quirky characters along the way. And when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.
'At times heartwarming, heartbreaking and hilarious, but always maintaining a distinctly innocent brilliance' USA Today
'There is no shortage of humor in Mim's musings, interspersed with tender scenes and a few heart-pounding surprises. Mim's triumphant evolution is well worth the journey' Publishers Weekly
'[A] sparkling, startling, laugh-out-loud debut novel' Wall Street Journal
'[A] captivating first novel... illuminating' Washington Post
'A breath of fresh air... [a novel that] bucks the usual classifications and stands defiantly alone' Entertainment Weekly
Publication date: 10/09/2015
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
|Publication date:||10th September 2015|
|Publisher:||Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Modern and Contemporary Fiction,|
|Collections:||30+ riveting road trip reads - Off the page and on the road,|
David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. Previous jobs include freelance musician/producer, stay-at-home dad, and preschool teacher. He is a fierce believer in the power of kindness and community. And chips. He believes fiercely in chips. Mosquitoland is his first novel. You can learn more at davidarnoldbooks.com and follow him on Twitter @roofbeam.More About David Arnold