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Turtle Diary (New York Review Books Classics) by Russell Hoban

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By Russell Hoban

Existence in a urban should be atomizing, keeping apart. And it definitely is for William G. and Neaera H., the strangers on the middle of Russell Hoban’s strangely heartwarming novel Turtle Diary. William, a clerk at a used-book shop, lives in a rooming residence after a divorce that has left him with no domestic or kinfolk. Neaera is a winning author of children’s books, who, in her personal estimation, “looks just like the type of spinster who doesn’t retain cats and isn't a vegetarian. Looks…like a man’s girl who hasn’t received a man.” solely unknown to one another, they're either interested in the turtle tank on the London zoo with “minds packed with turtle thoughts,” thinking about how the turtles could be freed. after which comes the day while Neaera walks into William’s book place, and jointly they shape an not likely partnership to make what appeared a loopy dream develop into a truth.

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