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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 01/02/2008
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A taut and beautifully written debut novel by an exciting and accomplished new author.

Motherless, rootless and unprotected, Jude Williams' childhood is fractured by the horror and experience of sexual abuse, forcing her to exist somewhere and nowhere in-between childhood and adulthood. Caught within the limitations of her own language and trapped within a family secret, Jude becomes the consequence of her mother's tragedy. As she moves through the 1980s, Jude's life is buffeted by choice and destiny and she collects experiences that layer her personal tragedy and plunge her into the darkest of worlds.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9781906321024
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


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`Will Self and Caroline Smailes are arch-experimentalists' OBSERVER

`A stark and shocking tale told unflinchingly yet with outstanding sensitivity'
Dave Hill, author of The Adoption

`Original, authentic and technically brilliant, Caroline Smailes' In Search of Adam is a debut of remarkable quality and devastating power'
Nicholas Royle, author of Antwerp

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“In Search of Adam”

I received this book as part of the Early Reviewers Club. I have read the entire book even though it really wasn't to my taste, i can see that the book is very well written, in fact i very much enjoyed the ease... More

Paperback edition
22nd July 2008
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“In Search of Adam”

When the book starts on March 26th 1980 we meet Jude, a six year old from the north east of England. She has just discovered her mother's dead body, along with a suicide note which reads "Jude, I have gone... More

Paperback edition
20th May 2008
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