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Of A Boy Sonya Hartnett

Of A Boy

Sonya Hartnett

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ISBN : 9780670040261
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Sonya Hartnett is, or was, something of an Aussie child prodigy. Of A Boy is her second novel for grown-ups, but once again her protagonists are kids: lost children who slip away without trace.It is 1977. Adrian is nine. He lives with his gran andMore Sonya Hartnett is, or was, something of an Aussie child prodigy. Of A Boy is her second novel for grown-ups, but once again her protagonists are kids: lost children who slip away without trace.It is 1977. Adrian is nine. He lives with his gran and his uncle Rory. Adrian watches his suburban world, but there is much he cannot understand. He does not, for instance, know why three neighbourhood children might set out to buy ice cream and never come back home...Effortlessly moving from matter-of-fact to mystical, at times exquisitely painful to read, Of A Boy is an almost suffocatingly powerful evocation of the emotional life of the very young. It is recommended reading for anyone who recalls being a child. And everyone who doesnt.