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Black swan green : a novel / David Mitchell
Bib ID 3892135
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Mitchell, David (David Stephen)
 
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Edition 1st U.S. ed. 
Description New York : Random House, c2006 
294 p. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 1400063795
Summary

"Black Swan Green tracks a single year in what is, for thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor, the sleepiest village in muddiest Worcestershire in a dying Cold War England, 1982. But the thirteen chapters, each a short story in its own right, create an observed world that is anything but sleepy.

A world of Kissingeresque realpolitik enacted in boys' games on a frozen lake; of "nightcreeping" through the summer backyards of strangers; of the tabloid-fueled thrills of the Falklands War and its human toll; of the cruel, luscious Dawn Madden and her power-hungry boyfriend, Ross Wilcox; of a certain Madame Eva van Outryve de Crommelynck, an elderly bohemian emigre who is both more and less than she appears; of Jason's search to replace his dead grandfather's irreplaceable watch before his parents discover he has smashed it; of first cigarettes, first kisses, first Duran Duran LPs, and first deaths; of Margaret Thatcher's recession; of Gypsies camping in the woods and the hysteria they inspire; and, even closer to home, of a slow-motion divorce in four seasons."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Originally published: Great Britain : Hodder & Stoughton, c2006.

Subjects Boys -- Fiction.  |  Villages -- Fiction.  |  England -- Fiction.
Form/genre Bildungsromans.
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