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Author: Carys Davies
Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria : The Text Publishing Company, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Addled by grief after the death of his wife, and prompted by reports of colossal animal bones found in Kentucky, John Cyrus Bellman sets off on his quest, leaving behind his only daughter, Bess, to be cared for by her aunt. While Bellman ventures farther into the wilderness, forging an uneasy fellowship with his guide, a Native American boy, Bess traces her father's path on maps at the local library and keeps out of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carys Davies
ISBN: 9781925603538 1925603539
OCLC Number: 1032802750
Awards: Short-listed for Rathbones Folio Prize 2019 (UK)
Description: 149 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Carys Davies.

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Addled by grief after the death of his wife, and prompted by reports of colossal animal bones found in Kentucky, John Cyrus Bellman sets off on his quest, leaving behind his only daughter, Bess, to be cared for by her aunt. While Bellman ventures farther into the wilderness, forging an uneasy fellowship with his guide, a Native American boy, Bess traces her father's path on maps at the local library and keeps out of the way of their peculiar neighbour Elmer Jackson.

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