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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 03/01/2013
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A time to escape Twelve-year-old Owen Brand and his family move to Middlecross, a riverside town in rural Canada, hoping to leave poverty and unhappiness behind. A time for innocence Owen meets three local boys, and they soon form an inseparable band. Over the summer holidays they create their own world, a place apart from the adults who watch over them. Owen also grows close to Jennifer, a fascinating but deeply troubled girl. And a time to grow up Then the gang stumble across a body in the river - a discovery with unimaginable consequences for them and the town, from which there is no going back.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857500663
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 357 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Wonderfully and intimately evoked...a writer of real imaginative force and breadth." -- Paul Binding * THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT *
"Startlingly real...it is remarkable for a first novel." -- Margaret Forster
"An excellent novel...a terrific new talent." * GLOBE AND MAIL *

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“Poetic portrayal of a small town in Canada 1971”

A really well written novel which flows almost like the river in the title. The flow is sometimes slow and contemplative, sometimes rough and troubled. The story tells you the tale of a collection of characters right... More

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23rd March 2012
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