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All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.

As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight.

Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house until one night her stargazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold.

By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy's family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world.

A powerful novel you won't soon forget, Bryn Greenwood's All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"An emotionally resonant novel with an unlikely cast of characters you won't soon forget." - Brunonia Barry

"Achingly raw and beautifully written." - Jillian Cantor

"Bryn Greenwood is so good it hurts. Her writing is lean, precise, elegant and dripping with the telling detail - the understated bit of dialogue that reveals everything." - Robert Ferrigno

"I was captivated from the first page to the last." - Patry Francis


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January 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things (Thorndike Press Large Print)
Author(s): Bryn Greenwood
ISBN: 1-4328-4685-X / 978-1-4328-4685-5 (USA edition)
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January 1900 : USA Hardback
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Title: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things: A Novel
Author(s): Bryn Greenwood
ISBN: 1-250-07413-4 / 978-1-250-07413-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things: A Novel
Author(s): Bryn Greenwood
ISBN: 1-250-15396-4 / 978-1-250-15396-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin
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October 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things: A Novel
Author(s): Bryn Greenwood
ISBN: 1-5366-1742-3 / 978-1-5366-1742-9
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Author(s): Bryn Greenwood
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August 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things: A Novel
Author(s): Bryn Greenwood
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