Barracuda (Hardback)
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Barracuda (Hardback)

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Hardback 528 Pages / Published: 01/01/2014
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Daniel Kelly, a talented young swimmer, has one chance to escape his working-class upbringing. His astonishing ability in the pool should drive him to fame and fortune, as well as his revenge on the rich boys at the private school to which he has won a sports scholarship. But when he melts down at his first big international championship and comes only fifth, he begins to destroy everything he has fought for and turn on everyone around him. Barracuda is a powerful and moving novel of sport and violence, class and education, dreams and disillusionment; it is the story of a young man who eventually comes to realise that it is in family and friendship that his strongest identity lies. See Christos talk about Barracuda http://atlantic-books.co.uk/content/barracuda-tsiolkas

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781782393771
Number of pages: 528
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm

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“Oooh Barracuda!”

Barracuda was an interesting book to read. Set in Australia, and briefly in Glasgow, the novel follows the story of Danny, a swimmer who is predicted great things, and who wants nothing more than to win the Olympics.... More

Paperback edition
8th March 2014
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“swimming against the tide”

like Danny/Dan i really struggled to read this book. it is the fall from grace of a future Olympic swimmer who then becomes angry and ruins his future. i think i disliked the elements of prejudice with race, religion... More

Paperback edition
16th January 2014
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“Barracuda.. Sneakily Awesome”

It was easy to get stuck into the book, although it took me a while to read, but that isn’t anything to do with the book itself. At first I thought the words used, or how he acts was just for shock, at least I... More

Paperback edition
14th March 2014
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