Franklin

The shape of water / Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus.

Author/Creator:
Toro, Guillermo del, 1964- author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Mermen -- Fiction.
Cold War -- Fiction.
Amphibians as laboratory animals -- Fiction.
Mute persons -- Fiction.
Cold War (1945-1989).
Amphibians as laboratory animals.
Mermen.
Mute persons.
Childrens subjects:
Janitors -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Magic realism (Literature)
Magic realism (Literature)
Fantasy fiction.
Love stories.
Fantasy fiction.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Magic realist fiction.
Romance fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Historical fiction.
Love stories.
Fantasy fiction.
Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Magic realist fiction.
Historical fiction.
Summary:
In an otherworldly story set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America, an amphibious man is discovered in the Amazon--and subsequently finds love within the human race. In 1962, Elisa Esposito-- mute her whole life-- works as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore's Occam Aerospace Research Center. Only Zelda, a protective coworker, and Giles, her loving neighbor, help her make it through her day. Then she sees something she was never meant to see: an amphibious man, captured in the Amazon, to be studied for Cold War advancements. Using sign language, the two learn to communicate. Richard Strickland, the obsessed soldier who tracked the asset through the Amazon, wants nothing more than to dissect it before the Russians get a chance to steal it.
Contributor:
Kraus, Daniel, 1975- author.
ISBN:
9781250165343
1250165342
9781250302588
1250302587
OCLC:
1023432577
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