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Lindsey Collen

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ISBN 10: 074756387X / ISBN 13: 9780747563877
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2004
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Boy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition - may be Reissue.

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'But it is as if I have broken some chain. And a rich swelling outwards of pleasure comes with being alive. Is this a beginning? Can I take the risk?' So begins the adventures of Boy; young, inexperienced, frustrated by his parents and the cloistered life he has led. One morning, while coming to terms with the fact that he has failed his school exams, his mother sends him to get marijuana for a festival. What should have been a simple errand suddenly becomes a spectacular journey of self-discovery. Travelling through the lush Mauritian landscape, filled with gnarled old mango trees, endless sugar cane fields, magnificent sunsets, and eerie, mysterious meanings, Boy confronts the dangers and deceits of the adult world, and with it the possibilities and the terror of freedom. Touching and exuberant, this is a wonderful story of courage, love and friendship.

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Lindsey Collen was born in South Africa and lives in Mauritius. She is the acclaimed author of There is a Tide, Rape of Sita, Getting Rid of It and Mutiny.

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