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Title: MY NAME IS LEON
By: Kit De Waal
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 0241973384
ISBN 13: 9780241973387
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Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
Pub. date: 20 March, 2017
Pages: 272
Synopsis: **A TIMES and INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER****WINNER OF THE IRISH NOVEL PRIZE****SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2016**** SHORTLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE**** LONGLISTED FOR THE GLASS BELL AWARD **It's 1981, a year of riots and royal weddings. The Dukes of Hazzard is on TV. Curly Wurlys are in the shops. And trying to find a place in it all is nine-year-old Leon. He and his little brother Jake have gone to live with Maureen. They've lost one home, but have they found another?Maureen feeds and looks after them. She has wild red hair and mutters swearwords under her breath when she thinks they can't hear. She claims everything will be okay. But will they ever see their mother again? Who are the couple who secretly visit Jake? Between the street violence and the street parties, Leon must find a way to reunite his family...'Startlingly funny. Balances the gritty with the feel good' Observer'Vivid and endearing - a very powerful book' Emma Healey, bestselling author of Elizabeth is Missing'Authentic and beautiful, urgent and honest, this novel makes room in your heart' Chris Cleave, bestselling author of The Other Hand
Publication: UK
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Prizes: Short-listed for Desmond Elliott Prize 2017 Short-listed for Costa First Novel Award 2016
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