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Etta and Otto and Russell and James - Emma Hooper

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Title: Etta and Otto and Russell and James

Author:  Emma Hooper

ISBN:  9780241003329

Weight:  650g

Signed and dated
first edition, first printing

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Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

“I’ve gone.  I’ve never seen the water, so I’ve gone there.  I will try to remember to come back.”

Etta’s greatest unfulfilled wish, living in the rolling farmland of Saskatchewan, is to see the sea.  And so, at the age of eighty-two she gets up very early one morning, takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 2,000 miles to water.

Meanwhile her husband Otto waits patiently at home, left only with his memories.  Their neighbour Russell remembers too, but differently – and he still loves Etta as much as he did more than fifty years ago, before she married Otto.

Peer & Press Reviews

Writing that easily equals that of the Booker-winning Richard Flanagan… [and] as readable and gripping as any thriller.  Only the thrills offered by this bright new star of literature are metaphysical and unexpected and will leave you thinking on a new level about the connections between men, women and places.

The Times

Magical… such wonderfully assured storytelling: it’s been a very long time since a book has taken me by the hand – and the heart – as this one has.

Sarah Winman, author of When God Was a Rabbit

Her debut novel is a magical, big-hearted book about one woman’s walk to the sea.  If Wes Anderson’s stylised dream worlds make you happy, you need a copy of Etta and Otto and Russell and James.

Elle Magazine

Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper is incredibly moving, beautifully written and luminous with wisdom.  It is a book that restores one’s faith in life even as it deepens its mystery.  Wonderful!

Chris Cleave, author of Gold and Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Etta and Otto and Russell and James
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Book features: Pictorial boards with a matt laminate finish and spot UV highlights.  Gold coloured endpapers are printed with a repeating pattern using objects from the cover design, e.g. a pitchfork [see images].
Overall condition: Very fine
Signed: Yes – on the title page
Dated: Yes – Feb. 18th, 2015
Book Stats
Publisher: Penguin Books
Imprint: Fig Tree
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9780241003329
ISBN 10: 0241003326
Format: Hardcover [pictorial boards], no dust jacket
Pages: 278
Size (h x w x d): 221 x 159 x 27mm
Design Credits
Cover design: gray318

Collectors Notes & Author Links

  • Emma’s debut novel, Etta and Otto and Russell and James, is an international bestseller that’s now on sale in 23 countries and in 18 languages.
  • When she’s not writing, Dr Hooper (PhD from University of East Anglia) is also the Senior Lecturer in Commercial Music at Bath Spa University.  In her spare time, she’s a freelance musician who plays viola, violin and a number of other instruments!  Clients include BBC Film and Television, Real World Studios, Peter Gabriel, Newton Faulkner and Toni Braxton.
  • To find out more, you might like to visit Emma Hooper’s website or follow her on Twitter.  Both are a rich source of info on her life, books and future projects.

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