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Living Nowhere by John Burnside
Book DescriptionCorby, the industrial new town built around a vast steel works, draws many to the fires of its furnaces - in the hope of steady work, a better house, a fresh start. Amongst them are Francis Cameron, from Scotland, and his friend Jan Ruckert, the son of Latvian refugees. Alienated, intelligent and curious, they form a strong and lasting bond: two teenage boys finding their feet in a foreign place. But violence hangs in the Corby air like the ash and the stench from the steel works, and when it comes down it is sudden and lethal - with repercussions that will last a lifetime. Living Nowhere is a story of friendship and loss - a resonant, thrilling book that carries at its core a beautiful and terrible secret.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099448556
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Burnside
Still Life with Feeding Snake, Paperback (February 2017)
A book of poems live at the edge of loss, or on the cusp of epiphany, always seeking that brief instant of grace when we see what is before us, and not just what we expected to find.
Ashland & Vine, Hardback (February 2017)
It is 1999. Kate Lambert, a grieving, semi-alcoholic film student, invites an elderly woman to take part in an oral-history documentary. The woman, Jean Culver, declines, but makes her a bizarre counter-offer: if Kate can stay sober for four days, she will tell her a story.
Dumb House, Paperback (August 2015)
As a child, Luke's mother often tells him the story of the Dumb House, an experiment on newborn babies raised in silence, designed to test the innateness of language. As Luke grows up, his interest in language and the delicate balance of life and death leads to amateur dissections of small animals.
Black Cat Bone, Paperback / softback (July 2015)» View all books by John Burnside
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape/Random House Group Ltd, 2011.
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Author Biography - John Burnside
John Burnside has published eleven previous collections of poetry, including among them The Asylum Dance, which won the 2000 Whitbread Poetry Award, and six works of fiction, including the novel, A Summer of Drowning, which came out in 2011. He has also written two books of memoirs, A Lie About My Father and Waking Up In Toytown. His latest collection, Black Cat Bone, won both the Forward Prize for Poetry 2011 and the T.S. Eliot Prize 2011.
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