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The hottest summer of the twentieth century. A tiny community of five houses in the middle of wheat fields. While the adults shelter indoors, six children venture out on their bikes across the scorched, deserted countryside. In the midst of that sea of golden wheat, nine-year-old Michele Amitrano discovers a secret so momentous, so terrible, that he dare not tell anyone about it. To come to terms with what he finds, he will have to draw strength from his own imagination and sense of humanity. The reader witnesses a dual story: the one that is seen through Michele's eyes, and the tragedy involving the adults of this isolated hamlet. The result is an immensely powerful, lyrical and skilfully narrated novel, reminiscent of Stephen King's Stand By Me.
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Book Description Harper Flamingo, Toronto, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Canadian Edition. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 12003
Book Description Canada: HarperCollins Canada, Limited, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. F/F. DJ has light scoring and light creasing. First Canadian Edition. First Printing. This book is from the extensive Gatenby Collection amassed over 30 years. Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. He also directed the readings at Harbourfront in Toronto, and is the author of "Literary Guide to Toronto," among other books. Gatenby signature and date on ffep. Seller Inventory # 020251
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited, Scarborough, ON, Canada, 2003. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition Stated. pp.200. clean tight copy Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 010565