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Child Wonder: A Novel (Signed First U.K. Edition)

ROY JACOBSEN

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ISBN 10: 0857050184 / ISBN 13: 9780857050182
Published by Maclehose Press, 2011
New Condition: New Hardcover
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London: Macmillan [2011]. First U.K. edition. First printing. Hardbound. New/New. Very fine/very fine in all respects. A pristine unread copy, with mylar dust jacket protector. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page and dated in month of publication, May 2011. No defects, smoke-free, shipped in well padded box, opened only for author to sign, purchased new. Bookseller Inventory # 06-2011-45

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Title: Child Wonder: A Novel (Signed First U.K. ...

Publisher: Maclehose Press

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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Finn lives with his mother in an apartment block in a working-class suburb of Oslo. It is 1961, a time when 'men became boys and housewives women', the year the Berlin Wall is erected and Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man to travel into space. Life is electrical, beautiful and stubbornly social-democratic. One day a mysterious half-sister appears 'with an atom-charge in a light blue suitcase', and she turns his life upside-down. Over an everlasting summer, Finn attempts to grasp the incomprehensible adult world and his place within it. His mother appears to carry a painful secret, but one which pushes them ever further apart. And why is his new sister so different from every other child? Child Wonder is a powerful and unsentimental portrait of childhood, a coming-of-age novel full of light and warmth. Through the eyes of a child Roy Jacobsen has captured the complexities of his characters through their actions, and has produced an immensely uplifting novel that shines with humanity.

About the Author:

Roy Jacobsen has twice been nominated for the Nordic Council's Literary Award: for Seierherrene in 1991, and Frost in 2003, and in 2009 he was shortlisted for the Dublin Impac Award for his novel The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles. Don Bartlett is the translator of Jo Nesbo, K.O. Dahl and Pernille Rygg, as well as many other works from Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and German. Don Shaw is a teacher of Danish to foreigners and the author of a Danish-Thai dictionary.

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