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A swift pure cry

Author: Siobhan Dowd
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : David Fickling Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Coolbar, Ireland, is a village of secrets and Shell, caretaker to her younger brother and sister after the death of their mother and with the absence of their father, is not about to reveal hers until suspicion falls on the wrong person.
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dowd, Siobhan.
Swift pure cry.
Oxford ; New York : David Fickling Books, ©2007
(OCoLC)608467731
Online version:
Dowd, Siobhan.
Swift pure cry.
Oxford ; New York : David Fickling Books, ©2007
(OCoLC)608825156
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Siobhan Dowd
ISBN: 9780385751087 0385751087 9780385751094 0385751095 0385609701 9780385609708
OCLC Number: 70864388
Awards: Winner of Branford Boase Award 2007.
Shortlisted for Carnegie Medal 2007.
Description: 309 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Siobhan Dowd.

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After Shell's mother dies, her father descends into alcoholic mourning. Her only release from the harshness of everyday life comes from her relationship with childhood friend, Declan. But when Declan  Read more...

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"IT IS NO small feat to write a story so heavy with foreboding and both deliver on the palpable sense of dread and concoct a hopeful yet realistic ending. Dowd achieves this in her beautifully Read more...

 
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