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Child Wonder

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780857380401

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Finn lives with his mother in a working-class suburb of Oslo. It is 1961, before oil, before anyone had any money at all. One day a mysterious half-sister appears, turning their lives upside down – why is she so different from every other child?

When his mother takes a lodge, Finn is enthralled by the bad language and Bakelite T.V. he brings with him, but the newcomer has his own plans for the family. And throughout the long summer, Finn cannot help feeling his mother is keeping a powerful secret from him, pushing them further and further apart.

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'[An] intricately worked novel, as rich in detail and implication as it is classical in construction and stylistic restraint' Paul Binding, Independent.
Independent
'A gloriously intelligent novel that is so rewarding, funny, sad and human that the only advice to be given is to read it' Eileen Battersby, Irish Times.
Irish Times
'The kind of novel that never leaves you' Kristin Ewins, Times Literary Supplement.
Times Literary Supplement