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「要鱷魚,還是要我?」新婚夫妻一段一千英哩的瘋狂旅程,幽默闡述了婚姻的百種歡欣與....有時候有點悲情。
有如電影「大智若魚」(Big Fish)遇上「手札情緣」(The Notebook)
紐約時報暢銷書October Sky《十月的天空》作者Homer Hickam就是能讓你笑淚交織

Albert是一隻鱷魚,當牠作為結婚禮物來到新婚的Elsie和Homer家中,立刻激起了平凡夫妻的婚姻危機,而也是因為Alberlt,他們一起展開了一段一千英哩的瘋狂旅程!

高中畢業的Elsie和 Homer,遇上了經濟大蕭條。原本,Elsie想跟好友舞者Buddy Ebsen一起前往奧蘭多,沒想到Buddy卻去了紐約追夢。Elsie夢想破滅,回到家鄉面對廣袤的煤田,決定嫁給Homer,做一位平凡的礦工妻子。而她收到來自Buddy的結婚賀禮是一隻鱷魚。每當她看到鱷魚,就想到她曾有過的無憂無慮的日子。鱷魚造成新婚夫妻間太多嫌隙,一發不可收拾,逼得Homer不得不告訴妻子:「我跟這隻鱷魚,妳選一個吧!」於是Elsie和Homer決定,要帶Alberlt「回家」。

有什麼會過不去嗎?有愛,就能跨過一切。October Sky暢銷書作家以他獨有的有趣、溫暖的魅力,寫下自己父母的真實婚姻故事,充滿幽默,歡笑、淚水、爭執,交織而成──強力推薦。


From the bestselling author of Rocket Boys–the basis of the movie October Sky–comes a long-awaited prequel. Big Fish meets The Notebook in this novel about a man, a woman, and their alligator.

Big Fish meets The Notebook in this emotionally evocative story about a man, a woman, and an alligator that is a moving tribute to love, from the New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning memoir Rocket Boys―the basis of the movie October Sky.

Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam (the father of the author) were high school classmates in the West Virginia coalfields, graduating just as the Great Depression began. When Homer asked for her hand, Elsie instead headed to Orlando where she sparked with a dancing actor named Buddy Ebsen (yes, that Buddy Ebsen). But when Buddy headed for New York, Elsie’s dreams of a life with him were crushed and eventually she found herself back in the coalfields, married to Homer.

Unfulfilled as a miner’s wife, Elsie was reminded of her carefree days with Buddy every day because of his unusual wedding gift: an alligator named Albert she raised in the only bathroom in the house. When Albert scared Homer by grabbing his pants, he gave Elsie an ultimatum: “Me or that alligator!” After giving it some thought, Elsie concluded there was only one thing to do: Carry Albert home.

Carrying Albert Home is the funny, sweet, and sometimes tragic tale of a young couple and a special alligator on a crazy 1,000-mile adventure. Told with the warmth and down-home charm that made Rocket Boys a beloved bestseller, Homer Hickam’s rollicking tale is ultimately a testament to that strange and marvelous emotion we inadequately call love.







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誠品26碼 /2681208200003
ISBN 13 /9780008154226
ISBN 10 /0008154228
EAN /9780008154226

頁數416
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份


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