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One Two Three: Chapter Sampler Kindle Edition
|Kindle Edition, 8 December 2020||
Audio CD, CD, Unabridged, Import
- ASIN : B08NH9MVNK
- Publisher : Henry Holt and Co. (8 December 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 5957 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 418 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1250793750
Best Sellers Rank:
#12,158 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #2,215 in Literature & Fiction (Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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5 stars indeed!
Triplets Mab, Monday, and Mirabel, in that birth order, known to each other as One, Two, Three, are born in the fictional town of Bourne, to Nora, without a father, as he predeceased them. Mab is considered the most conventional, the expectation is that she will escape small town life post-high school. Monday, on the Autism spectrum, takes most things literally, an added gift to her self-appointed job as librarian now that she maintains the town library books in their home. Without the ability to walk or speak, Mirabel does have a voice, and other than being confined to a wheelchair, she is otherwise limit-free. Her emotional intelligence and awareness put her ahead of well, pretty much everyone.
Bourne was irreparably damaged just a year before the girls were born when a river, supplying the town’s water, was contaminated by a chemical plant, which caused fatal and life-altering harm to the town population. From cancer to birth defects, Bourne residents have suffered and adapted in countless ways of living with disabilities, along with financial ruin because of Belsum Chemical’s destruction and denial.
Nora has devoted her life not only to the care of her children but as the crusader to hold Belsum accountable. Now 16 years later, no progress has been made, but still she persists.
While Nora doesn’t live with the same physical disabilities as her daughters do, they admire her strength, the three jobs that she holds, the love she carries as a single parent, to sustain them.
Bourne might be anytown, but Mab, Monday, and Mirabel, are anything but ordinary.
ONE TWO THREE is resilience in the face of tragedy, love for the sake of family and community, and the display of personal strength these young girls demonstrate to stand up for injustice is like fireworks – spectacular.
ONE, TWO, THREE works on so many levels it’s dizzying. The three singular narrators are sisters growing up in--and indelibly affected by--a town decimated by a powerful chemical company that polluted their water. Their once charming, once growing small Everytown is now nearly a ghost town: no jobs and no future, nearly every resident’s health horrifically impacted by the company’s pollutants, and water no one will drink.
But this isn’t a soapboxy “issues” book--it’s a breathtaking character study; a moving portrayal of relationships in a fractured community that could be anyone’s; and a leap-to-your-feet-and-cheer story of “the little guy” standing up to the powers-that-be and refusing to be silenced or bought. Frankel’s prose is crisp and gorgeous, but it’s her characters who draw you in and keep you turning pages late into the night to stay in their world with them just a little bit longer.