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The Resource Migratory Animals

Migratory Animals

Label
Migratory Animals
Title
Migratory Animals
Statement of responsibility
Mary Helen Specht
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Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the Texas Institute of Letters Award and the Writer's League of Texas Fiction Award • An Indie Next Selection • An Austin American-Statesman Selects BookA powerful debut novel about a group of 30-somethings struggling for connection and belonging, Migratory Animals centers on a protagonist who finds herself torn between love and duty.When Flannery, a young scientist, is forced to return to Austin from five years of research in Nigeria, she becomes split between her two homes. Having left behind her loving fiancé without knowing when she can return, Flan learns that her sister, Molly, has begun to show signs of the genetic disease that slowly killed their mother.As their close-knit circle of friends struggles with Molly's diagnosis, Flannery must grapple with what her future will hold: an ambitious life of love and the pursuit of scientific discovery in West Africa, or the pull of a life surrounded by old friends, the comfort of an old flame, family obligations, and the home she's always known. But she is not the only one wrestling with uncertainty. Since their college days, each of her friends has faced unexpected challenges that make them reevaluate the lives they'd always planned for themselves. A mesmerizing debut from an exciting young writer, Migratory Animals is a moving, thought-provoking novel, told from shifting viewpoints, about the meaning of home and what we owe each other—and ourselves
Summary
Reluctantly leaving her fiancâe in Nigeria to return to her home in Austin, a young scientist contemplates her future and is devastated to learn that her sister is succumbing to the genetic disease that killed their mother
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10395400
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DLC
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Specht, Mary Helen
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Migratory Animals
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:b89cd802-57d7-4349-8904-b5d065a1988d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780062346049
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Migratory Animals
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b89cd802-57d7-4349-8904-b5d065a1988d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780062346049
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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