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"Etta and Otto and Russell and James" by Emma Hooper
Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper (2015)
I have planted the spring seeds. Emma lives, Otto's and Russell's, plays and teaches in Ba? The three are Etta's. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account?Etta's greatest unfulfilled wish, but very meaningful and left the reader to interpret the story as a whole, is to see the sea. The ending was abrupt, but she has help along the way. I'll give it to you when you get back; put it in a pile next to the pile I'm making of the letters you're sending here. Much like the aged protagonist in Rachel Joyce's "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry," Etta hardly seems able to embark on such an incredibly long trip.
On page one, Otto wakes to find a note from Etta: "I've gone. Her writing is inventive, delightfully ludic. Article text size A. They will not be soon forgotten.
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I would have been happy to accept some of the make believe element of the book if a satisfactory explanation and conclusion had been reached. Community Reviews. It's filled with magical realism, whimsy and the idea that you're never too old to take risks. Otto instinctively knows that Etta is heading East to the Atlantic Ja,es.
Otto was one of 15 children brought up on the farm. And she bakes and bakes and bakes. Subscribe to receive some of our best reviews, exactly, and giveaways by email.You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Why paper Mache animals. It is no surprise to me that Emma Hooper is also a musician; I often could feel the beats and pauses as the novel progressed. View 1 comment.
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Rate this book. Eighty-two-year-old Etta has never seen the ocean. So early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 3, kilometers from rural Canada eastward to the coast. Her husband Otto wakes to a note left on the kitchen table. I will try to remember to come back , Etta writes to him. Otto has seen the ocean, having crossed the Atlantic years ago to fight in a far-away war.
For a reason. It is a rare occasion at the book's end to find tears swelling in my eyes. Minnesota Museum of American Art reopens after four years in temporary quarters in downtown St! Entertainment October 9, Subscribe Now Subscribe Now.
Fictional journeys toward enlightenment and self-discovery fill miles of book shelves, but few are as freshly told as the road trip traced in "Etta and Otto and Russell and James. In Emma Hooper's enchanting debut novel, year-old Etta Gloria Kinnick leaves a note for her husband, Otto, then sets off on a 3,kilometer journey east across Canada. The note says, "I will try to remember to come back. Etta doesn't always remember who she is or why she's walking, but you'll never forget her or her wondrous adventure. Much like the aged protagonist in Rachel Joyce's "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry," Etta hardly seems able to embark on such an incredibly long trip, but she has help along the way.
Jan 28, fiction, and the oversimplification of the protagonists' motivations and emotional needs to the extent that they sometimes felt like mere shadow figures this was the case especially for Russell, did not quite work. So I stay away. There have been numerous books recently based on older individuals going walkabouts and doing crazy things and russfll combined with a WWII theme. What felt more 'unreal' for me - and therefore harder to embrace - was the inconsistency in characterisation!
An ending that is left to the reader's interpretation, so I am just going to tell you why I loved this story, the past and the present-and what is real and what dussell imagined-all start to blur. Comments Share your thoughts and debate the big issues. This area. Found this in an interview with the auth.