What I Was (Paperback)

Author: Rosoff, Meg

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Set in the 1960s at an English boarding school, this novel chronicles an unlikely friendship between two boys and a scandal that shatters the idyll that has shielded and nurtured their relationship.


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780452290235
SKU 208273930
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0452290236
Release Date 1/1/2009
"An extraordinary account of an obsessive friendship between a prep-school misfit and a beautiful orphan....Great Expectations meets Death in Venice in this visceral, intensely surprising tale." (starred review)
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Annotation The novel's 100-year-old narrator reminisces to his days as a troubled teenager in a dreary all-boys English boarding school. On the beach he discovers another boy, Finn, an orphan who lives in a small beach hut, free from society's crushing demands. Bestselling author Meg Rosoff has written an exquisitely novel that beautifully captures the irresistible pull of romance on the soul of youth.
Editors Note Finn was a beautiful orphan. H was a prep school misfit. On a September afternoon many years ago they met on a beach on the coast of England, near the ancient fishermanÂ's hut Finn was squatting in with his woodstove, a case of books, a striped blanket and a cat. H insinuates his way into FinnÂ's lifeÂ?his blazing wood fires and fishing expeditions. Their friendship deepens, offering H the freedom and human connection that has always eluded him. But all too soon the idyll of their relationship is shaken by a heart-wrenching scandal.|| What I Was is the unforgettable story of H at the end of his life looking back on this friendship, which has shaped and obsessed him for nearly a century.
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Number of Pages 0209
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