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Shtum

Author: Jem Lester
Publisher: London : Orion Books, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ben Jewell has hit breaking point. His ten-year-old son, Jonah, has never spoken. So when Ben and Jonah are forced to move in with Ben's elderly father, three generations of men - one who can't talk; two who won't - are thrown together. As Ben battles single fatherhood, a string of well-meaning social workers and his own demons, he learns some difficult home truths. Jonah, blissful in his innocence, becomes the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jem Lester
ISBN: 1409166511 9781409166511 1409162974 9781409162971
OCLC Number: 952498210
Description: 313 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Jem Lester.

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Funny, moving and uplifting, SHTUM is a novel about three generations of a family learning how to get along. For fans of THE ROSIE PROJECT and THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME  Read more...

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Whether you think Shtum is a novel about autism or about marriage (it's both, by the way), you will agree that it is, in the end, a love story infused with wit, charm, and a deep appreciation for the Read more...

 
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