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Grey County Reads: The Back of the Turtle

Posted: by Ashley on January 5, 2018

Place holds on the staff picks online or in person at the L.E. Shore Memorial Library or the Craigleith Heritage Depot. Voting is now open. This is the first of five books for Grey County Reads. The Back of the Turtle is being defended by Aly Boltman.

Grey County Reads: The Back of the Turtle

The Back of the Turtle: A Novel by Thomas King

Gabriel returns to Smoke River, the reserve where his mother grew up and to which she returned with Gabriel's sister. The reserve is deserted after an environmental disaster killed the population, including Gabriel's family and the local wildlife. Gabriel, a brilliant scientist, created GreenSweep and indirectly led to the crisis. Now he has come to see the damage and to kill himself in the sea. But as he prepares to let the water take him, he sees a young girl in the waves. Who are these people with their long black hair and almond eyes who have fallen from the sky?

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