How to Build a Boat : AS SEEN ON BBC BETWEEN THE COVERS

How to Build a Boat : AS SEEN ON BBC BETWEEN THE COVERS

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Elaine Feeney

Category: Fiction General

Publication date: 4/20/23

Publisher: Harvill Secker

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 304 pages

Weight: 408

Dimensions: 146 x 224 x 30

** LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2023 **** SHORTLISTED FOR IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2023 ****AS SEEN ON BBC BETWEEN THE COVERS**Meet Jamie and his community on the west coast of Ireland, in the most uplifting and tender book of the year'Heart-rending and delightful' LOUISE KENNEDY, no.1 bestselling author of Trespasses'A gorgeous gift of a novel' DOUGLAS STUART, no.1 bestselling author of Shuggie BainJamie O'Neill loves the colour red. He also loves tall trees, patterns, rain that comes with wind, the curvature of many objects, books with dust jackets, cats, rivers and Edgar Allan Poe. At age 13 there are two things he especially wants in life: to build a Perpetual Motion Machine, and to connect with his mother Noelle, who died when he was born. In his mind these things are intimately linked. And at his new school, where all else is disorientating and overwhelming, he finds two people who might just be able to help him. How to Build a Boat is the story of how one boy and his mission transforms the lives of his teachers, Tess and Tadhg, and brings together a community. Written with tenderness and verve, it's about love, family and connection, the power of imagination, and how our greatest adventures never happen alone. 'Beautifully rendered and imagined' - Anne Enright'A heart-stopping read' - SinAcad Gleeson'Bursting with soul' - Lisa McInerney'I can't wait for readers to fall in love' - Jan Carson