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A penguin turns up on a boy's doorstep, looking sad. Thinking it must be lost, the boy takes the penguin back to the South Pole - only to realise that it wasn't lost, it was lonely.
A penguin turns up on a boy's doorstep, looking sad. Thinking it must be lonely, the boy takes it back to the South Pole, only to realise it wasn't lost, it was lonely.
Best-known for his electrifying first novel Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates then went on to write the same story, just as beautifully, several times over- sometimes making it longer (Young Hearts Crying) shorter (Cold Spring Harbour) or with two female protagonists (Easter Parade).
This is an amazing book written from the perspective of two highly functioning people with different forms of autism. Dr. Temple Grandin is a visual thinker while her co-author, Sean Barron is an emotive thinker.
Three small owls wake in the night and 'things move' around them. Worse, they cannot see their mum. Whilst the elder two try to figure out the angles, the youngest simply has faith in his feathered parent.