Viewing Entry - Special topics in calamity physics (S13323) by Pessl, Marisha
Playing time for daisy/audio formats : 17 hours 40 minutes
Special topics in calamity physics
Author / Responsible party
Detective and mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction. Young women -- Fiction.
VisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]
Special Topics in Calamity Physics is a mesmerizing debut. As teenager Blue van Meer tells her story we are hurled into a dizzying world of murder and butterflies, womanizing and wandering, American McCulture, The Western Canon, political radicalism and juvenile crushisms. Structured around a syllabus for a Great Works of Literature class (with hand-drawn Visual Aids), Blue's wickedly funny yet poignant tale reveals how the imagination finds meaning in the most bewildering times, the ways people of all ages strive for connection, and how the darkest of secrets can set us free.