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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 05/03/2009
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Flynn is a thirteen-year-old girl caught between her violent, out-of-control brother, Sam, and her mother, who is struggling to cope. And then, one impossibly hot night, a strange half-feral boy called Alex turns up at the bottom of Flynn's garden. Alex is one of three runaways; there's also Diana, who has just had a baby, and Mouse, who is only six and already an accomplished arsonist. With Flynn and Sam in tow, the rag tag group of children venture into the deserted countryside, pursued by a terrifying and unseen man. Deep in the woods, they stumble across an abandoned cottage which seems to offer refuge but soon begins to reveal its dark and terrifying secrets...

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099516163
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 215 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A sweetly corrupt exploration of the childhood fantasy of running away... Myerson is a beautiful conjurer of subtly disturbing atmospheres...haunting" -- Jane Shilling * Sunday Telegraph *
"A mythical rite-of-passage novel... mysterious and multi-layered" * Independent *
"Compulsively readable and richly inventive... bittersweet, authentic and loveable" * Guardian *
"Myerson is a surefooted guide along the wobbly line that separates the real from the surreal ... Myerson captures [adolescence] beautifully in Flynn's compelling voice. The opening of the novel is crisp and immediate, the prose simple and direct ...More than just a coming-of-age story, Out of Breath is a timely reminder about the importance of not growing up too quickly" * New Statesman *
"A truly original read, transcending many of the usual boundaries found in fiction" * Scotland on Sunday *

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“Out of Breath”

Out of BreathThis story of a young girl navigating through-and indeed escaping for a time from- an incomprehensible adult world, is brilliantly written. Although the main protagonists are children, this is definitely... More

Paperback edition
27th December 2008
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“Out of Breath”

The author writes from the magic of childhood. Each child has a story, each running from something. The twists and turns of this tale are intruiging right to the last thirty pages when all roads meet. The ending will... More

Paperback edition
10th February 2009
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“Out of Breath”

This story is told through the eyes of 13 year old Flynn, a girl who lives with her mother and brother. One day Flynn is in her garden when she happens across a mysterious boy (Alex) who lives in a shed four fields... More

Paperback edition
28th December 2008
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