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Black Swan Green (Paperback)

Author:  David Mitchell
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Black Swan Green Mitchell, David                          1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0812974018
ISBN-13: 9780812974010
Sku: 202934210
Publish Date: 2/27/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 1T
Pages:  294
Age Range:  NA
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Do not set foot in my office. That's Dad's rule. But the phone'd rung twenty-five times. Normal people give up after ten or eleven, unless it's a matter of life or death. Don't they (from the first line)
A meditative novel of a young boy on the cusp of adulthood follows a single year in the life of thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor as he grows up in what is for him the sleepiest village in Worcestershire, England, in 1982. By the aauthor of Cloud Atlas. Reprint. 75,000 first printing. *Author: Mitchell, David *Publication Date: 2007/02/27 *Number of Pages: 294 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.25
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Rich with period detail, this lyrical but unsentimental novel by the author of the critically acclaimed CLOUD ATLAS takes the reader back to 1982, and into the life of Jason Taylor, an introspective 13-year-old poet living in the small English town of Black Swan Green. The book chronicles his unwilling observation of his parents' souring relationship, his attempts to conceal his stammer, and his struggles to remain, if not popular, at least not utterly despised by the popular kids.

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"Great Britain's CATCHER IN THE RYE--and another triumph for one of the present age's most interesting and accomplished novelists. " (starred review) 02/01/2006

"[A] gorgeously revealed cast....How Jason and his family navigate this year of change is the emotional core of this rich novel." (starred review) 01/02/2006

"[D]azzling....[H]as there ever been a more hectic, multilayered, virtuouso coming-of-age?....This book is so entertainingly strange, so packed with activity, adventures, and diverting banter, that you only realize as the extraordinary novel concludes that the timid boy has grown before your eyes into a capable young man. [Grade: ] A." - Jennifer Reese 04/14/2006

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0294
Product attributePublisher:   Random House Trade
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