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The tightrope walkers, David Almond

Label
The tightrope walkers
Title
The tightrope walkers
Statement of responsibility
David Almond
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A gentle visionary coming of age in the shadow of the shipyards of northern England, Dominic Hall is torn between extremes. On the one hand, he craves the freedom he feels when he steals away with the eccentric girl artist next door, Holly Stroud0́4his first and abiding love0́4to balance above the earth on a makeshift tightrope. With Holly, Dom dreams of a life different in every way from his shipbuilder dad's, a life fashioned of words and images and story. On the other hand, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the brutal charms of Vincent McAlinden, a complex bully who awakens something wild and reckless and killing in Dom. In a raw and beautifully crafted bildungsroman, David Almond reveals the rich inner world of a boy teetering on the edge of manhood, a boy so curious and open to impulse that we fear for him and question his balance0́4and ultimately exult in his triumphs
Summary
'The tightrope walkers' by David Almond - a novel of young love and tragedy from the prizewinning author of Skellig. "I was born in a hovel on the banks of the Tyne." Dominic Hall grows up in the sixties on a brand-new estate, along with the other families who escaped the river. But the Tyne is still an overwhelming presence, and most of the fathers work in the shipyards. Dom is torn between his new mates: Holly Stroud, his enchanting neighbour, and Vincent McAlinden, who's something else altogether - a wild, dangerous boy with murderous instincts. After his mother's death, Dom has to decide who he is, what he wants to be - and then face up to the consequences. Deeply moving with a unique narrative voice, 'The tightrope walkers' will be loved by fans of Roddy Doyle, Irvine Welsh and Ross Raisin, as well as readers familiar with David Almond's masterful novel 'The true tale of the monster Billy Dean', and the hugely popular 'Skellig'.
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Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2015
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10405074
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
620
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The tightrope walkers, David Almond
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A260D5A1-72CE-470A-A44E-503E38A3BF4A
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn905236950
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780763677046
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A260D5A1-72CE-470A-A44E-503E38A3BF4A
System control number
(OCoLC)905236950
Label
The tightrope walkers, David Almond
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A260D5A1-72CE-470A-A44E-503E38A3BF4A
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn905236950
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780763677046
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A260D5A1-72CE-470A-A44E-503E38A3BF4A
System control number
(OCoLC)905236950

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