MacLaverty, Bernard Lamb

ISBN 13: 9780140108118


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On a promontory jutting out into the Atlantic wind stands the home run by Brother Benedict, where boys are taught a little of God and a lot of fear. To Michael Lamb,one of the brothers, the regime is without hope, and when he inherits a small legacy he runs away, taking a 12-year-old boy with him.

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"A first novel of integrity and power" ( Times Literary Supplement)

"The alert and feeling realism of MacLaverty's story...had a rare purity of intention and texture... a deeply humane first novel" ( Guardian)

"To deal convincingly with innocence and the impossibility of innocence without being falsely a special gift, and Bernard MacLaverty displays it with great skill" ( Observer)

"A performance of great assurance and tenderness" ( Spectator)

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Two boys running away from a bleak reformatory begin the adventure of a lifetime, escaping despair, experiencing freedom and happiness but also running up against the cruel complexities of everyday life.

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MacLaverty, Bernard
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1988)
ISBN 10: 0140108114 ISBN 13: 9780140108118
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(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140108114

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