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Title:My Name is Leon
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Viking
ISBN:0241207088
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Number of Pages:272
Category:Fiction, Contemporary, Historical fiction

My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC My Name is Leon A TIMES and INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER .

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD .

It s a year of riots and royal weddings The Dukes of Hazzard is on TV and Curly Wurlys are in the shops And trying to find a place in it all is young Leon .

Leon is nine and has a perfect baby brother called Jake They have gone to live with Maureen who has fuzzy red hair like a halo a belly like Father Christmas and mutters swearwords under her breath when she thinks can t hear Maureen feeds and looks after them and claims everything will be okay .

But will they ever see their mother again Who are the couple who secretly visit Joke The adults are speaking in low voices and wearing pretend faces They are threatening to take Jake away and give him to strangers Because Jake is white and Leon is not .

As Leon struggles to cope with his anger certain things can still make him smile like Curly Wurlys riding his bike fast downhill burying his hands deep in the soil hanging out with Tufty who reminds him of his dad and stealing enough coins so that one day he can rescue Jake and his mum .

Evoking a Britain of the early eighties My Name is Leon is a story of love identity and learning to overcome unbearable loss Of the fierce bond between siblings And how just when we least expect it we somehow manage to find our way home

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The Trick to Time, Protest: Stories of Resistance, The Mechanics' Institute Review: New Stories from Birkbeck: 13, My Name is Leon, Know Your Place, The Bath Short Story Award Anthology 2014, Six Foot Six
This anthology is a collection of twenty stories from the winning entries of the Bath Short Story Award From the baked bean coloured world of The Ghost Boy to the garden war zone of No Man s Land through the revelations in The Language of Birds and a pivotal encounter in a shoe shop in The Beautiful Thing a wealth of subjects is covered in unique and insightful ways The award was judged by Lucy Luck of Lucy Luck Literary Associates, A TIMES and INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER br br SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD br br It s a year of riots and royal weddings The Dukes of Hazzard is on TV and Curly Wurlys are in the shops And trying to find a place in it all is young Leon br br Leon is nine and has a perfect baby brother called Jake They have gone to live with Maureen who has fuzzy red hair like a halo a belly like Father Christmas and mutters swearwords under her breath when she thinks can t hear Maureen feeds and looks after them and claims everything will be okay br br But will they ever see their mother again Who are the couple who secretly visit Joke The adults are speaking in low voices and wearing pretend faces They are threatening to take Jake away and give him to strangers Because Jake is white and Leon is not br br As Leon struggles to cope with his anger certain things can still make him smile like Curly Wurlys riding his bike fast downhill burying his hands deep in the soil hanging out with Tufty who reminds him of his dad and stealing enough coins so that one day he can rescue Jake and his mum br br Evoking a Britain of the early eighties My Name is Leon is a story of love identity and learning to overcome unbearable loss Of the fierce bond between siblings And how just when we least expect it we somehow manage to find our way home, In st century Britain what does it mean to be working class This book asks working class writers to examine the issue as it relates to them br br Examining representation literature sexuality gender art employment poverty childhood culture and politics this book is a broad and frst hand account of what it means to be drawn from the bottom of Britain s archaic but persistent class structure, No description available