Shtum (Hardback)
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Shtum (Hardback)

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A must-read for fans of David Nicholls, THE SHOCK OF THE FALL and THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. Ben Jewell has hit breaking point. His ten-year-old son, Jonah, has never spoken. So when Ben and Jonah are forced to move in with Ben's elderly father, three generations of men - one who can't talk; two who won't - are thrown together. As Ben battles single fatherhood, a string of well-meaning social workers and his own demons, he learns some difficult home truths. Jonah, blissful in his ignorance, becomes the prism through which all the complicated strands of personal identity, family history and misunderstanding are finally untangled. Funny and heart-breaking in equal measure, Shtum is a story about families, forgiveness and finding a light in the darkest days.

"The ending tears the heart out; this is an unforgetable first novel" - The Times

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409166511

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