Title: When We Were Romans
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
2007. Airside ed. Perfect Paperback. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780330450065
Synopsis: Lawrence is only a child, but he's the man in his family. His little sister is still too young to understand. When their mother, paranoid that the kids' father is stalking them, drives her young family through the night across the continent to Rome, what begins as an adventure ends in imprisonment and a desperate attempt finally to break free. Told from the point of view of Lawrence, who is obsessed by the Roman Emperors but also by the stars, this profoundly moving novel shows how childhood innocence copes with adulthood come early, and how a boy's humour, protectiveness and intuitive understanding keeps a family from falling apart.
About the Author: Matthew Kneale is the author of Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance, English Passengers (winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and shortlisted for the Booker Prize), Mr. Foreigner (winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize), Inside Rose's Kingdom and Sweet Thames (winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize). He lives in Rome with his wife and two children.
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