In Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt, a 70-year-old widow works the night shift as janitor at Sowell Bay Aquarium in Seattle. Tova Sullivan has led a sad life after losing her only child 30 years ago. Her son Erik was 18 when he disappeared from a boat in Puget Sound, and is presumed dead. Tova has a small circle of friends in her community knitting group, but her most special friendship begins with Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus who lives at the aquarium and has a propensity to escape his tank. This unique tale is interspersed with first-hand accounts from the octopus himself, who observes Tova and others from his tank. Marcellus counts down the remaining days of his short life span and knows more than anyone can imagine. He is resolved to communicate with Tova the vital and life altering information about her that only he knows… This title is also available in CD audio.