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The Resource Black swan green, David Mitchell

Black swan green, David Mitchell

Label
Black swan green
Title
Black swan green
Statement of responsibility
David Mitchell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
It's a dank January in the Worcestershire village of Black Swan Green and thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor - covert stammerer and reluctant poet - anticipates a stultifying year in the deadest village on Earth. But Jason hasn't reckoned with a junta of bullies, simmering family discord, the Falklands War, an exotic Belgian emigre, a threatened gypsy invasion and the caprices of those mysterious entities known as girls. Black Swan Green charts thirteen months in the black hole between childhood and adolescence, set against the sunset of an agrarian England still overshadowed by the Cold War. Wry, painful, funny and vibrant with the stuff of life, it is David Mitchell's subtlest and most captivating achievement to date.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2007.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2007.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2007
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2006.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
141639
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Black swan green, David Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2006 by Hodder & Stoughton
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780340822807
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Black swan green, David Mitchell
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2006 by Hodder & Stoughton
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780340822807
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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