Black Swan Green
The dazzling novel from critically-acclaimed David Mitchell.
Shortlisted for the 2006 Costa Novel Award
January, 1982. Thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor - covert stammerer and reluctant poet - anticipates a stultifying year in his backwater English village. But he hasn't reckoned with bullies, simmering family discord, the Falklands War, a threatened gypsy invasion and those mysterious entities known as girls. Charting thirteen months in the black hole between childhood and adolescence, this is a captivating novel, wry, painful and vibrant with the stuff of life.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mbmackay - LibraryThing
This book is reportedly "semi autobiographical" so it is hard to know which bits are real life, and which fictional, but the searing nature of the trials of life as a 13 year-old seemed extremely real ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - arewenotben - LibraryThing
Loved this, not really what I was expecting. Surprisingly poetic but a straightforward read. Although I'm too young to remember that early in the 80s, the book captures the monocultural, village life ... Read full review