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  1. says:

    From the look of this book I was expecting casual young adult fiction but it was neither a casual story nor YA lit Relatively short at only 238 pages the novel was intense serious with subtle touches of humor and beautifully written Gibb covers some intense subject matter such as the sexual abuse and mental illness of the protagonist and han

  2. says:

    Sharp witty darkly humourous this book is a fantastic read I read it in a day found the characters easy to relate to The imagery is e

  3. says:

    Funny I've had a couple of books that are taking me ages to read But I found a copy of Camilla Gibb's Mouthing the Words in a crazy op shop on Redfern Street for one dollar was intrigued and finished it in two days Publish

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    It took me a chapter or two to fully entangle myself in this book because of my personal head space than anything else I think but once I was in I was in Simultaneously tender and brutal Mouthing the Words is perhaps one of the most resonant survivor journeys I have ever seen represented in the written formI particularly

  5. says:

    This was such a uniue story probably because the main character used imaginary friends and voices and retreated into her imagination for the bu

  6. says:

    This book was excellent It was original intriguing and interesting dealing with several difficult subjects without becoming

  7. says:

    Super uick page turner about a girl named Thelma who survives child abuse from her father sexually and from her mother emotional and physical neglect and subseuently her own psychosis; and yet she manages to achieve spectacularly I fell in love with Thelma at the beginning and rooted for her so hard it felt like sharing i

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    One of the few books that made me feel it in my gut Haven't read it in a long while and really want to go back to it one day

  9. says:

    I don’t find this book hilarious in anyway but oh how fantastic it is dark and absolutely mad but in a way where you can feel it I love it I wanna be an icicle

  10. says:

    uick review This book is certainly harrowing but rarely hilarious It mentioned hilarity in both the summary here on Goodreads and on the cover of the book itself I disagree It is clever sharp uick but the content is as gloomy as you'll findThis book what to say about this book I've only refrained from giving it a 5 star rating as I found it so miserable so #triggering in it's biting portrayal of sexual abuse a

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Mouthing the Words

Practically every adult she meets to adopt her Along Thelma's bumpy way from a rural English village to Canada to a law degree at Oxford she meets many potential parents and even makes some friends but it is with the companions of her fertile imagination with the scaredy baby Janawee moody and timid Ginniger and big strong stoic Heroin that Thelma finds comfort With them too she loses an already tenuous connection to reality though ultimately Thelma's spirit and hu. This was such a uniue story probably because the main character used imaginary friends and voices and retreated into her imagination for the bulk of her life because she was terribly abused both sexually and emotionally I couldn t uite believe it was a YA book but no matter the audience it was a story that was both tragic and hopeful Thelma is the protagonist and narrator and we totally get in her head as to how she sees things her family and the things that happen to her It s not even like she understands what is normal or not since the author does an amazing job of painting a picture of what someone living this life might be like I found it challenging to decipher what was real or not but once I got a grasp on things I couldn t put the book down It s a uick read I love Canadian writing

Summary Mouthing the Words

Mor prove to be as indomitable as her wit Moving and comic at once Hallucinatory hilarious and haunting Boston Globe Prickly unsentimentala portrait of terrible comic humanity New York Times Book Review Mesmerizing Lush visceral prose rings with an authority rarely found in first novels Washington Post Book World A novel of astonishing power An instantaneous classic Balti Sun Elegant sings with an almost Victorian delicacy and sophistication San Francisco Chronicle. I don t find this book hilarious in anyway but oh how fantastic it is dark and absolutely mad but in a way where you can feel it I love it I wanna be an icicle

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By turns harrowing and hilarious this adroitly narrated winner of the Toronto Book Award re creates the world in the imagination of Thelma It's a world in which she can escape some of her painful childhood realities like those games her father likes to make her play where he's the boss and she the naughty secretary And her mother so fiercely favors her younger brother the cherubic Willy that Thelma finds herself perpetually in emotional exile No wonder Thelma asks. Funny I ve had a couple of books that are taking me ages to read But I found a copy of Camilla Gibb s Mouthing the Words in a crazy op shop on Redfern Street for one dollar was intrigued and finished it in two days Published in 2002 at a time when I was paying attention to new voices in Canadian fiction I remember hearing good things about the book so have been meaning to read it now for over a decade I enjoyed it The best thing about the book is Thelma spiky and funny and traumatised the main character and I did enjoy following her journey from childhood to adulthood I liked the sense of movement growth and possibility while not understating what she d been through and the affects of her childhood sexual abuse It is a relatively slim book and I found the characterizations of the minor characters a bit undeveloped I wanted for them to be a bit rounded or interesting yet perhaps it was a reflection of how the narrator related to the world too at a distance I was worried that some of the tropes of childhood sexual abuse were too familiar anorexia multiple personalities a character who is abrasive as defence I also nearly shouted at the page that with so much evidence of the abuse that no one except the narrator would mouth the words and deal directly with what happened to her It s in the backdrop that the abusive father is sent away is possibly jailed is kept away from the daughter but keeps coming back That other people know what happened but can t seem to say anything or provide support But the character of Thelma kept on becoming original and interesting throughout the book I was engaged with the way she started to form friendships and look into her sexuality and step outwards into the world Meanwhile the terrible effects of the abuse and society and her family s inability to provide support or address the issue seem like they could be terribly true and I have the feeling this book will be staying with me for a while

  • Hardcover
  • 238
  • Mouthing the Words
  • Camilla Gibb
  • English
  • 15 April 2019
  • 9780434007967

About the Author: Camilla Gibb

From the author's web siteCamilla Gibb born in 1968 is the author of three novels Mouthing the Words The Petty Details of So and so's Life and Sweetness in the Belly as well as numerous short stories articles and reviews She was the winner of the Trillium Book Award in 2006 a Scotiabank Giller Prize short list nominee in 2005 winner of the City of Toronto Book Award in 2000 and the reci