Black Swan Green (Paperback)
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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 02/04/2007
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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.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340822807
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 269 g
Dimensions: 198 x 143 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Black Swan Green's 'I love 1982' nostalgia is a glassy, pitch-perfect, mock-innocent surface through which something rotten might appear. -- Ali Smith * Sunday Telegraph *
David Mitchell is dizzyingly, dazzlingly good . . . Black Swan Green is just gorgeous. -- Eithne Farry * Daily Mail *
It is the best kind of contemporary fiction. * TLS *
Hugely touching and enjoyable. -- Rachel Cooke, Summer Reads * Observer *
A delight to read from beginning to end. * Sunday Express *
Luminously beautiful. * The Times *

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“Black Swan Green”

Growing up in rural Worcestershire during the 1980s, Jason Taylor tries desperately to be 'cool' but finds the odds cruelly stacked against him. Cursed with a debilitating stammer, a love of poetry (which... More

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“Black Swan Green”

Not exactly what I'd call a literary classic, but I simply couldn't couldn't stop reading. Very amusing.

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“Black Swan Green”

having read this book on holiday in the States last year-----it's not normally my cup of tea (so to speak), but the narration & descriptive use of words in this book made it compelling reading - most... More

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