The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke (Paperback)Kirsty Applebaum (author)
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Revolving around the titular boy and his extraordinary life-giving abilities, this eloquently written, multi-layered work from the author of The Middler poses vital questions about time, family and the human lifespan.
Lonny is a lifeling. He has the power to heal any living creature and bring it back from the dead. But he pays a price for this gift - by lengthening the creature's life, he shortens his own.
So Lonny has to be careful, has to stay hidden in the forest. Because if people knew what he could do, Lonny would be left with no life at all...
A brilliant novel from the author of The Middler about family, secrets and a terrible power.
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 237 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
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