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Lost & Found
Jan 22, Minutes Buy. Jan 22, ISBN Jan 22, Minutes. An irresistible debut novel about the wisdom of the very young, the mischief of the very old, and the magic that happens when no one else is looking Millie Bird, seven years old and ever hopeful, always wears red gumboots to match her curly hair. Agatha Pantha, eighty-two, has not left her house—or spoken to another human being—since she was widowed seven years ago. She fills the silence by yelling at passersby, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule. Along the way, Karl wants to find out how to be a man again; Agatha just wants everything to go back to how it was.
Brooke Davis grew up in Bellbrae, Victoria, and now lives in Perth, where she works as a bookseller. My teacher asked me to read it out loud in front of the class—my classmates laughed in all the right spots, and I was urged to do a sequel. There are so many good books in the world, and they often take such a long time to find the right person. It was a reaction to the sudden death of my mum: I wanted to spend time thinking deeply about what it meant to grieve, and what it meant to live with the knowledge that the people you love will die. But within a couple of weeks, Vanessa from Hachette had rung me and made an offer, and suddenly I had an agent, and the contract was negotiated and agreed upon. It was a bit of a whirlwind.
Share on:. Millie Bird keeps a notebook. She writes in it all of the Dead Things that she sees. Then there were other things a spider, a Bird… but then there was number The twenty-eighth dead thing than Millie Bird noticed was her Dad. He'd been ill. It wasn't like the old man she saw tossed into the air by a speeding car.
The theme is grief and coming to terms with the fact that we all die. There are three main characters, a seven-year-old girl, a man in his late eighties, and a woman in her early eighties. Each has had a loss and has had to confront death and aloneness. The seven-year-old, Millie, has corkscrew red curls and always wears red gumboots. She makes lists of Dead Things. The old man, Karl, an escapee from an aged care facility, is minus a few fingers but is always typing in his head, and the old woman, Agatha Pantha, is sealed inside her house and shouts at people who go by.