Black Swan Green

By: Mitchell, David

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pp304; trade paperback in good condition; Clean pages; Uncreased spine; Light edgewear; front cover creasedBlack Swan 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 exquisitely observed world that is anything but sleepy. A world of Kissingeresque realpolitikenacted 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 smashed watch before the crime is discovered; 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.

Title: Black Swan Green

Author Name: Mitchell, David

Edition: First Edition

ISBN Number: 0812974018

ISBN-13: 9780812974010

Location Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks: 2007-02-26

Binding: trade paperback

Book Condition: Used-Good

Size: 5.44 x 0.63 x 8.24 inches

Type: trade paperback

Categories: Literature & Fiction, Coming of Age, British & Irish Literary Fiction

Seller ID: PGB0002365