Black Swan Green
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The dazzling novel from critically-acclaimed David Mitchell.
Shortlisted for the 2006 Costa Novel Award
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2006
January, 1982. Thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor - covert stammerer and reluctant poet - anticipates a stultifying year in his backwater English village. But he hasn't reckoned with bullies, simmering family discord, the Falklands War, a threatened gypsy invasion and those mysterious entities known as girls. Charting thirteen months in the black hole between childhood and adolescence, this is a captivating novel, wry, painful and vibrant with the stuff of life.
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Pages: 300 pages
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 04/09/2008
Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)