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Altered Land

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SKU: 9780743429047
Quick overview Jules Hardy
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From an exquisite new British voice comes a moving and multi-layered tale of a mother and son in the aftermath of a terrifying and life-changing incident. 'I missed the turning over Battersea Bridge. I didn't know it would make a difference... that the manner of living seconds and minutes mattered' Joan is a single mother - beautiful, talented and desired. John is her adored son, her 'Merboy'. Growing up in the West Country, his life is lived outdoors, playing in the creek by their cottage in Devon, swimming, hunting for shells, collecting bits of old boats. On his thirteenth birthday, Joan treats him to a trip to London to buy his first pair of Levi's jeans. Unused to city driving, she takes a wrong turn. The repercussions of that moment's hesitation are devastating... Their story recounts the life-altering effects of that one moment. It is a story about a mother's heartbreaking love for her son and the different ways people survive damage. With sensitivity and compassion, Jules Hardy's lyrical prose explores the strengths and flaws of this unique relationship between a mother and her son, and vividly describes the altered worlds in which they must live. It is a wonderfully assure

Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date:2002

Pages: 324
Weight: 280g

Format: softcover

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Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date:2002

Pages: 324
Weight: 280g

Format: softcover

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