Creatures By Crissy Van Meter


A Belletrist Book Club Selection

“Van Meter’s debut is an unwavering triumph . . . A coming-of-age that’s as human as it is wild.” —The New York Times Book Review

On the eve of Evangeline’s wedding, on the shore of Winter Island, a dead whale is trapped in the harbor, the groom may be lost at sea, and Evie’s mostly absent mother has shown up out of the blue. From there, in this mesmerizing, provocative debut, the narrative flows back and forth through time as Evie reckons with her complicated upbringing in this lush, wild land off the coast of Southern California.

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Our Bookseller says:

“Creatures is a novel that invokes the senses most often left to the wayside: touch, taste, and smell. This imagery is unique to how Evie, our narrator, perceives her surroundings of Winter Island and the people that float in and out of her life. As readers experience Evie’s past, present, and future concurrently, they are left with a stark and stunning tale of abandonment, betrayal, love, and healing. Reminiscent of the narrative style of Ted Chiang’s The Story of Your Life, I couldn’t put this book down!” – Julia


Creatures By Crissy Van Meter