The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet
By Reif Larsen
Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143117353, 374pp.
Publication Date: April 27, 2010
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A boundary-leaping debut tracing a gifted young map maker's attempt to understand the ways of the world
When twelve-year-old genius cartographer T. S. Spivet receives an unexpected phone call from the Smithsonian announcing he has won the prestigious Baird Award, life as normal if you consider mapping dinner table conversations normal is interrupted and a wild cross-country adventure begins, taking T. S. from his family home just north of Divide, Montana, to the museum's hallowed halls.
There are some answers here on the road from Divide and some new questions, too. How does one map the delicate lessons learned about family or communicate the ebbs and flows of heartbreak, loneliness, and love?
Now a major motion picture directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Kyle Catlett and Helena Bonham Carter.