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By Laura Solomon

Celia Doom is a gruesome, a giantess with progeria, a syndrome that makes her physique age at 3 times the traditional fee. Her horrified mom left her, newly-born, at the nearest doorstep. Let's now not believe sorry for Celia, notwithstanding. She is partially answerable for the devastation of her domestic city, Provencia (although the earthquake used to be no longer her fault). and he or she has been kept from a pitiable lifestyles by way of the reward of a digital camera. With this she records the standard lives of the townspeople as they decide their means during the wreckage that she has, to a point, triggered. Celia's singular tale is advised as she prepares a story for her ultimate retrospective photographic exhibition with the intention to be proven ultimately within the capital. An Imitation of existence takes the reader right into a weird and wonderful global the place the intense characters are vigorous distortions of individuals we may possibly recognize. apart from cockroach-eating Celia, Uncle Ed can "disappear" himself in addition to items in his magic exhibit. Her adoptive mom and dad Barry and Lettie jointly run the Butchette, a development produced from the is still of Barry's Butchery and Lettie's Laundrette after the earthquake. Her strong-minded grandmothers – Grandma Lolly (who ran a candy store) and Grandma Stuff, the widow of a taxidermist – supply ethical support.

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