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The boy with the cuckoo-clock heart

Author: Mathias Malzieu; Sarah Ardizzone
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Edinburgh, 1874. Born with a frozen heart, Jack is near death when his mother abandons him to the care of Dr. Madeleine--witch doctor, midwife, protector of orphans--who saves Jack by placing a cuckoo clock in his chest. And it is in her orphanage that Jack grows up among tear-filled flasks, eggs containing memories, and a man with a musical spine.
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Genre/Form: Magic realism (Literature)
Science fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mathias Malzieu; Sarah Ardizzone
ISBN: 9780307271686 0307271684
OCLC Number: 429022030
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Originally published: La Mécanique du cœur. France : Flammarion, 2007.
Description: 171 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Mécanique du cœur.
Responsibility: Mathias Malzieu ; translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone.
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Edinburgh, 1874. Born with a frozen heart, Jack is near death when his mother abandons him to the care of Dr. Madeleine--witch doctor, midwife, protector of orphans--who saves Jack by placing a cuckoo clock in his chest. And it is in her orphanage that Jack grows up among tear-filled flasks, eggs containing memories, and a man with a musical spine.

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