Interlaken, Berne, 21st century. Several things happen after the car hits the rock. Tiff ceases to be pregnant. Stephen captures, like, the most wonderful bird - fleet, stealthy, and beautiful - a real "lifer".
And the wallcreeper, the wallcreeper says "twee". The Wallcreeper is nothing more than a portrait of marriage, complete with all its requisite highs and lows: drugs, dubstep, small chores, anal sex, ecoterrorism, birding, breeding and feeding.
©2015 Nell Zink (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"Zink's work insistently raises the possibility that the world is larger and stranger than the world you think you know. You might not want to believe this, but her sentences and stories are so strong and convincing that you'll have no choice." (Jonathan Franzen)
"The most exciting debut novel I've read recently is The Wallcreeper, Nell Zink's mordantly hilarious story of sex, drugs, and birdwatching." (Joanna Walsh, Guardian)
"Heady and rambunctious.... Wake up, this book says: in its plot lines, in its humour, in its philosophical underpinnings and political agenda. I'll pay it the highest compliment it knows - this book is a wild thing." (New York Times Book Review)
"Every page is an angular masterpiece." (Dazed)
"Peppered with witty one-liners, Zink's portrayal of a young American couple that moves to Europe is strange, hilarious, and utterly captivating." (Harpers Bazaar)
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