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Black Swan Green

book
Fiction
UK Sceptre
US Random House
2006

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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Reviews


The closer you read Black Swan Green, indeed, the more rich and strange it becomes. Steven Poole
The Guardian
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