The Turtle Catcher by Nicole Helget

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The Turtle Catcher by Nicole Helget

Helget, Nicole. The Turtle Catcher. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. ISBN 978-0618753123 304 pp. $
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The Turtle Catcher chronicles the history of two German immigrant families, living in Minnesota during WWII, and is primarily focused on a hermaphrodite who presents as female, and finds acceptance only with the “slow” boy on a neighboring farm.

While an important book from a voices not heard standpoint, I found it poorly written, hard to follow, and bleak.

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