Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator

Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator

作者 : Homer Hickam



定價 : NT 299

售價 : NT299


有如電影「大智若魚」(Big Fish)遇上「手札情緣」(The Notebook)
紐約時報暢銷書October Sky《十月的天空》作者Homer Hickam就是能讓你笑淚交織


高中畢業的Elsie和 Homer,遇上了經濟大蕭條。原本,Elsie想跟好友舞者Buddy Ebsen一起前往奧蘭多,沒想到Buddy卻去了紐約追夢。Elsie夢想破滅,回到家鄉面對廣袤的煤田,決定嫁給Homer,做一位平凡的礦工妻子。而她收到來自Buddy的結婚賀禮是一隻鱷魚。每當她看到鱷魚,就想到她曾有過的無憂無慮的日子。鱷魚造成新婚夫妻間太多嫌隙,一發不可收拾,逼得Homer不得不告訴妻子:「我跟這隻鱷魚,妳選一個吧!」於是Elsie和Homer決定,要帶Alberlt「回家」。

有什麼會過不去嗎?有愛,就能跨過一切。October Sky暢銷書作家以他獨有的有趣、溫暖的魅力,寫下自己父母的真實婚姻故事,充滿幽默,歡笑、淚水、爭執,交織而成──強力推薦。

‘Must-read… A funny yet tragic tale of a husband and wife’s car journey across the US with Albert the alligator in tow. Yes, really.’ Marie Claire

A journey of a thousand miles. With an alligator on the back seat. And John Steinbeck as a passenger.

This is a tale where everything is true,except the bits that are made up.

In 1930s America, the Great Depression made everyone’s horizons smaller, and Elsie Lavender found herself back where she began, in the coalfields of West Virginia.
She had just one memento of her halcyon days – a baby alligator named Albert.

Then one day, her husband’s stoical patience snapped and Elsie had to choose between Homer and Albert.
She decided that there was only one thing to do: they would carry Albert home to Florida.

And so began their odyssey – a journey like no other, where Elsie, Homer and Albert encountered everything from movie stars and revolutionaries to Ernest Hemingway and hurricanes in their struggle to find love, redemption,
and a place to call home.

From the bestselling author of Rocket Boys–the basis of the movie October Sky–comes a long-awaited prequel. Big Fish meets The Notebook in this novel about a man, a woman, and their alligator.
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