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Black Swan Green

Black Swan Green

**Pre-order UTOPIA AVENUE, the spectacular new novel from David Mitchell.**


The dazzling novel from critically-acclaimed David Mitchell.

Shortlisted for the 2006 Costa Novel Award
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 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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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 7th May 2020

Price: £24.99

ISBN-13: 9781529338843

Reviews

It is the best kind of contemporary fiction.
<i> TLS </i>
Luminously beautiful.
<i> The Times </i>
Hugely touching and enjoyable.
Rachel Cooke, Summer Reads, Observer
David Mitchell is dizzyingly, dazzlingly good . . . Black Swan Green is just gorgeous.
Eithne Farry, <i> Daily Mail </i>
Black Swan Green's 'I love 1982' nostalgia is a glassy, pitch-perfect, mock-innocent surface through which something rotten might appear.
Ali Smith, Sunday Telegraph
A delight to read from beginning to end.
<i> Sunday Express </i>