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The Pools (Paperback)
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Middle England, mid-1980s. The kind of place where nothing ever happens. Except something has happened. A fifteen year old boy called Robert has been killed, down by the pools. And half a dozen lives will come unravelled.There's Kathryn and Howard, Rob's parents. Kath has been making the best of her second marriage after the love of her life died young. Howard has been clinging onto a family life he hardly expected to have. There's Joanna, the teen queen of nowheresville. She's been looking for a way out, escape from her parents' broken marriage. She thought Rob might take her away from all this, but lately she's started to think Rob might have other plans. And then there's Shane, with the big hands and the fixation on Joanna.Bethan Roberts' strikingly assured debut novel subtly reveals the tensions and terrors that underpin apparently ordinary lives, and can lead them to spiral suddenly out of control.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846686511
Dimensions: 195 x 132 x 18 mm

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“The Pools”

The Pools is a understated look at the tensions and misunderstandings that lie beneath the service of the relationships between parents and teenagerss. Each of the characters are beautifully develped as the story goes... More

Paperback edition
2nd October 2008
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“Bleak but beautifully written”

I finally got around to reading The Pools, it's been sitting on my shelf for far too long!

I really enjoyed this debut novel, it's a very complex story, and Roberts has dealt with it very well. The reader... More

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16th June 2012
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