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Crustaceans

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It is December 22nd, a foot of snow has fallen, and Paul is heading out for a small coastal resort on his son Euan's sixth birthday. Shall I tell you a story? he says and recalls the boy's birth, his first words and steps, all the stuff of forgetting, of any boy's life...

But nothing, Paul has decided, should ever be lost or discarded or buried, as it was in his own childho
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Paperback, 191 pages
Published May 17th 2001 by Sceptre (first published September 21st 2000)
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Jetan
Apr 23, 2011 Jetan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found Crustaceans to be beautifully written and poetic. Any book that can silence everything else around me, is a great read. A dreamlike journey as you walk along side a father who reflects on life events as he grieves his only child. Beautiful.
Walter Van praag
Nov 01, 2014 Walter Van praag rated it liked it
I am easily confused and have trouble concentrating at the best of times, but I occasionally got a little lost reading this beautiful book. Though nicely written, almost poetic at times, and covering a sad set of events really, I do recommend people give this book a go. Without going into details or spoilers, the book is pretty much about a dysfunctional family, one that could easily be your own :) It covers a couple of sad events and ends on a sad note. Not exactly an uplifting book, but an ...more
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Dec 31, 2013 Karoline rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure if something was lost in translation for me or if it really was that boring. It's very English and a lot of the words, phrases, and expressions were a little beyond me.
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