The Nearest Faraway Place (Paperback)
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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 13/07/2017
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A powerfully told story of the love between two brothers in the aftermath of a family tragedy Griff and Dylan are driving into Manhattan with their parents when the worst happens. There is a terrible car accident and Dylan and Griff(1)s parents are killed. The boys are suddenly orphans with nowhere to go, until a kind aunt and uncle give them a new home in Wales. Now Dylan and Griff have everything they need - love, a happy home and a future. But Dylan is worried about Griff: whether he is OK, whether he is coping with his grief. He doesn't seem to want to speak about it or really acknowledge the loss of their parents. But Dylan needs to be even braver than Griff, because there is something very important he needs to face up to before he can move on. The heartbreaking new novel from award-winning author Hayley Long Winner of the Mal Peet Children's Book Award at the 2017 East Anglian Book Awards, the Tir na n-Og Award (English language) 2018 and the Staffordshire Libraries YTF2018 (Young Teen Fiction) Book Award Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2018 Shortlisted for the Stockport Children's Book Award 2018, the Hillingdon Secondary Book of the Year 2018 and the Dudley Teen Book Awards 2018

Publisher: Hot Key Books
ISBN: 9781471406263
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


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a stunning story of grief, hope and brotherhood. * Kat Ellis, author of Purge *
A brilliantly well written and poignant story about grief for teenagers which I would highly recommend. It's both real and raw whilst still feeling slightly magical. * The Book Bag *
Heart breaking and heart warming. A welcome and important addition to teen literature. * The Reading Zone *
A thought-provoking, sensitive tale of the different stages of grief and healing. You're really rooting for the endearing siblings as they try to help each other. I also loved the cultural contrast between living in America and Wales. Flavoured with Dylan Thomas references and quotes, this is a poignant, heart-warming tale of brotherly love. * South Wales Evening Post *
As I turned the final page, tears streaming down my face, I felt like a weight had been lifted off me, and that I had been on a hell of a journey with Griff and Dylan. A beautiful, lyrical story of love and brotherhood and loss and moving on. * Much Ado About Books *
The best tear-jerkers are often novels where pain goes hand-in-hand with humour, and Hayley Long's The Nearest Far Away Place offers up a superb example...This is a superb depiction of sibling love, complete with its frustrations and arguments. * Irish Times *
When I started reading The Nearest Faraway Place I thought I knew what I was getting: a story about grief and moving through it. This is indeed the thrust of the story but its narrative also twists and turns like the emotional rollercoaster the protagonist and his brother are on. The unexpected changes in pace and direction left me, with a third of the book still to read, sobbing buckets on a busy train - so much so, the stranger next to me actually asked if I was OK. Slightly embarrassing, yes, but a testament to writer Hayley Long's skill at pulling the rug out from underneath you. * My Book Corner *
The Nearest Far Away Place is a deeply felt rumination on grief and the bond between brothers and yet another highly readable teen novel from Hot Key * Armadillo Magazine *
A powerful, poetic novel * Inis Reading Guide *
a thought-provoking page-turner which addresses important issues and is a very absorbing read * School Librarian Magazine *

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Marie Andrews

“A fantastic read!”

The Nearest Faraway Place tells the story of brothers, Griff and Dylan, as they come to terms with a devastating family tragedy and the uncertain future which lies ahead for them. The novel is split between the US and... More

Paperback edition
13th July 2017
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“a must read”

A fantastic story with an ending I wasn't expecting. I started welling up as I read it. Especially towards the end.
A must read.

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17th December 2017
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