Description - Corbenic by Catherine Fisher
Carl has struggled to cope with his mother's drinking and psychotic episodes since he was six; so when he finally leaves home to live with his uncle he is ruthless about breaking with the past, despite his mother's despair. But getting off the train at the wrong station, Carl finds himself at the mysterious castle of the Fisher King; and the night he spends there plunges him into a wasteland of desolation and adventure as he begins his predetermined quest back to all he has betrayed. In this reworking of the Grail Legend, Catherine Fisher has created a gripping novel that moves between myth and a contemporary journey of self-knowledge until one becomes indistinguishable from the other.
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(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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Author Biography - Catherine Fisher
Born in Newport, Catherine Fisher gained a B-ed at the University of Wales and became a primary school teacher. She has written poetry and a number of novels for young people, several of which have been shortlisted for book awards. Darkhenge has been long listed for the Carnegie Medal.