The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs (Paperback)Jack Gantos (author)
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'I expect you might think the story I am about to tell you is untrue or perversely gothic in some unhealthy way . . .'
Everyone loves their mother. but what happens when you love her so much you can't bear to let her go - ever? That's the sign of the Love Curse. And Ivy's got it . . . bad.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 189 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 15 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition
"This offbeat novel, reflecting elements of "Psycho" and Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily," draws readers into a macabre world where taboos are lifted and unconventional desires unleashed."--"Publishers Weekly"
"A shocking, darkly comic tale."--"Booklist," Boxed Review
"Eerie. This thought-provoking story about free will and the arguments of nature and nurture will definitely stick with readers."--"School Library Journal"
"Few other books offer such a combination of stylization verging on the comic and a true fascination with the Gothic's exploration of human minds."--"Chicago Tribune"
"The wonderful and compelling strangeness will . . . draw many readers, especially fans of silver-screen or classic literary Gothic."--"The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"
"Compelling."--"The Horn Book Magazine""" "You know where "The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs" by Jack Gantos is heading, even as you can't quite believe it. . . . Possibly the most oddball children's book ever written and certainly one of the cleverest."--"The Telegraph" (UK)