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  • Mouthing the Words
  • Camilla Gibb
  • English
  • 08 December 2019
  • 9780434007967

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READ & DOWNLOAD ´ HELLOBUY.CO.ZA Ù Camilla Gibb FREE READ ´ Mouthing the Words Practically every adult she meets to adopt her Along Thelma's bumpy way from a rural English village to Canada to a law degree at Oxford she meets many potential parents and even makes some friends but it is with the companions of her fertile imagination with the scaredy baby Janawee moody and timid Ginniger and big strong stoic Heroin that Thelma finds comfort With them too she loses an already tenuous connection to reality though ultimately Thelma's spirit and hu. This was such a uniue story probably because the main character used imaginary friends and voices and retreated into her imagination for the bulk of her life because she was terribly abused both sexually and emotionally I couldn t uite believe it was a YA book but no matter the audience it was a story that was both tragic and hopeful Thelma is the protagonist and narrator and we totally get in her head as to how she sees things her family and the things that happen to her It s not even like she understands what is normal or not since the author does an amazing job of painting a picture of what someone living this life might be like I found it challenging to decipher what was real or not but once I got a grasp on things I couldn t put the book down It s a uick read I love Canadian writing

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Mouthing the Words

READ & DOWNLOAD ´ HELLOBUY.CO.ZA Ù Camilla Gibb FREE READ ´ Mouthing the Words By turns harrowing and hilarious this adroitly narrated winner of the Toronto Book Award re creates the world in the imagination of Thelma It's a world in which she can escape some of her painful childhood realities like those games her father likes to make her play where he's the boss and she the naughty secretary And her mother so fiercely favors her younger brother the cherubic Willy that Thelma finds herself perpetually in emotional exile No wonder Thelma asks. From the look of this book I was expecting casual young adult fiction but it was neither a casual story nor YA lit Relatively short at only 238 pages the novel was intense serious with subtle touches of humor and beautifully written Gibb covers some intense subject matter such as the sexual abuse and mental illness of the protagonist and handles it adeptly the protagonist s emotional state is convincingly bleak but without turning the novel into a suffocating wastelandSome uotes I was born into a crowded room at St Mary Abbot s hospital South Kensington in 1968 Born in London into a month of nights and days only distinguishable form one another by degrees of grey Born into a nation that regarded the delivery of new life as embarrassing and unseemly that operated a National Health Service which viewed birth as a pathology necessitating a ten day internment In Grade One when I was given a fresh clean notebook in which to write something called My Autobiography I wrote according to the certainty of the collective narrative I was born purple and dead I was born in England as if to imply that birthplace determined birth state In fact as my mother describes it it may well have I did not burst forth into being I was pumped into existence by a machine Although I was the result of premature ejaculation I was not overly excited about being released into the world pp 10 11 Perhaps I d missed the point or spoiled her one attempt at female bonding but she rummaged around in the bathroom closet and thrust a box of tampons at me Thanks Mum I said But I won t be needing these She does not realize that I have just decided never to have a period No thank you very much I am just not interested in going that route You can take these straight back to wherever they came from p 86 You should do something with your hair Binbecka has started to say to me It s not becoming Do something like mine And clean your nails What s wrong with you Thelma Don t you want boys to like you she asks me No I don t want to paint my lips in Silver City Pink pull up my kilt and fold it over at the waist or press my face to the wire fence and giggle through to the other side I don t understand this new language where I am supposed to say mean things about my friends like Oh my gawd she s like such a bitch and then spend three hours that night on the phone with her talking about boys I don t understand p 87 That was it for me Since I couldn t be adopted myself since I couldn t seem to embrace a religion or a lover because that would involve ghastly deeds for which I was uite unprepared since I couldn t adopt a child or a cause or a nation I became a lawyer or rather I adopted the idea of the profession It would take me many many years to actually become a lawyer I still had all my madness to get through after all but at least the declaration was the start of something While everybody around me was so preoccupied with their bodies their breasts their exotic dancing their bonking I would devote myself to logical arguments and Faustian bargains Of course it didn t occur to me that as an anorexic I was probably the one most preoccupied with my body I thought that I had transcended my body by refusing to yield to its basal demands I wasn t really going to make much of a lawyer until I could come to terms with the fact that I inhabited both a mind and a body At least if I focused my mind I d inhabit something p 113 I do have a date as a matter of fact I say Just not the kind of date she imagines where a guy picks me up in his car and I wear a miniskirt and heels and I listen to him talk about himself all night and then he pulls out his Visa and then his penis shortly thereafter and I feel like I can t protest the latter because I haven t protested the former p 201 We are moving in each other s shadows taking delicate steps at fifty degree angles peering out occasionally to catch the sun in each other s hair It involves talking into the early hours of the morning on benches outside pubs after closing Holding hands and speaking softly and sharing little details hitherto housed in a bulging file of secrets It is lovely and I am becoming braver I think this man is my boyfriend I think I am in something called a relationship It is hard for me to know if I am because I do not know what it must be but perhaps there are just not enough words in English to describe this kind of arrangement Arrangement As if it has order a structure somehow p 147 8 A House of My Own Stories from My Life kilt and fold it over at the waist or press my face to the wire fence and giggle through to the other side I don t understand this new language where I am supposed to say mean things about my friends like Oh my gawd she s like such a bitch and then spend three hours that night on the phone with her talking about boys I don t understand p 87 That was it for me Since I couldn t be adopted myself since I couldn t seem to embrace a religion or a lover because that would involve ghastly deeds for which I was uite unprepared since I couldn t adopt a child or a cause or a nation I became a lawyer or rather I adopted the idea of the profession It would take me many many years to actually become a lawyer I still had all my madness to get through after all but at least the declaration was the start of something While everybody around me was so preoccupied with their bodies their breasts their exotic dancing their bonking I would devote myself to logical arguments and Faustian bargains Of course it didn t occur to me that as an anorexic I was probably the one most preoccupied with my body I thought that I had transcended my body by refusing to yield to its basal demands I wasn t really going to make much of a lawyer until I could come to terms with the fact that I inhabited both a mind and a body At least if I focused my mind I d inhabit something p 113 I do have a date as a matter of fact I say Just not the Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, #5) kind of date she imagines where a guy picks me up in his car and I wear a miniskirt and heels and I listen to him talk about himself all night and then he pulls out his Visa and then his penis shortly thereafter and I feel like I can t protest the latter because I haven t protested the former p 201 We are moving in each other s shadows taking delicate steps at fifty degree angles peering out occasionally to catch the sun in each other s hair It involves talking into the early hours of the morning on benches outside pubs after closing Holding hands and speaking softly and sharing little details hitherto housed in a bulging file of secrets It is lovely and I am becoming braver I think this man is my boyfriend I think I am in something called a relationship It is hard for me to El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro know if I am because I do not Fragonard Art and Eroticism know what it must be but perhaps there are just not enough words in English to describe this Mao Zedong kind of arrangement Arrangement As if it has order a structure somehow p 147 8

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READ & DOWNLOAD ´ HELLOBUY.CO.ZA Ù Camilla Gibb FREE READ ´ Mouthing the Words Mor prove to be as indomitable as her wit Moving and comic at once Hallucinatory hilarious and haunting Boston Globe Prickly unsentimentala portrait of terrible comic humanity New York Times Book Review Mesmerizing Lush visceral prose rings with an authority rarely found in first novels Washington Post Book World A novel of astonishing power An instantaneous classic Balti Sun Elegant sings with an almost Victorian delicacy and sophistication San Francisco Chronicle. Super uick page turner about a girl named Thelma who survives child abuse from her father sexually and from her mother emotional and physical neglect and subseuently her own psychosis and yet she manages to achieve spectacularly I fell in love with Thelma at the beginning and rooted for her so hard it felt like sharing in her triumph All the characters even the imaginary ones are colorfully presented and humorously described and writer Camilla Gibb does a winsome job entertaining the reader while explaining what it s like to go through such torments as eating disorders and schizophrenia One of the best debut novels I ve ever read