Black Swan Green

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Thorndike Press, 2006 - Fiction - 598 pages
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From award-winning author David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas) comes a sinewy, meditative novel of boyhood on the cusp of adulthood and the old on the cusp of the new. Black Swan Green tracks a single year, 1982, at perhaps England's bleakest time - in what is for thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor the sleepiest village in Worcestershire. But Mitchell creates an exquisitely observed world that is anything but sleepy . . .

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User Review  - m.belljackson - LibraryThing

Ordered for the lovely cover and title, the first chapter was promising, but plot and character development slow moving and not enthralling as anticipated. No dead horse or dog in this one, simply a way-un-needed dead kitten...and more sad miseries. Read full review

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User Review  - usuallee - LibraryThing

Mensmerizing, nuanced & poignant coming of age story about a young boy with a stuttering problem growing up in 1980's England. The book takes place during his 13th year and it is awe-inspiring how ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

David Mitchell was born in 1969 and his first novel, GHOSTWRITTEN, was published by Sceptre in 1999 and won the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. His second novel, NUMBER9DREAM (2001) was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He was chosen as one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Novelists 2003. His latest novel is entitled, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. He has also written Black Swan Green and Cloud Atlas, which was made into a major motion picture film in 2012.

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