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Eight-year-old Finn lives with his father, Pa, and sisters Alice and Daisy on the wreck of an ark on a remote and isolated island. The last remaining survivors of the flood, they rely on this tight-knit family unit for emotional and practical support. For Finn, the island and his relationship with Pa encompass his entire world. But Alice - a teenager growing increasingly frustrated and suspicious of the stories Pa tells of their past - begins despairingly to seek contact with the outside world. And when a boy, a stranger, is washed up on the shore, it appears they may not be alone after all. "The Island at the End of the World" is a deeply unnerving and beautifully written exploration of family, reality and fiction, and the baffling nature of the adult world through the eyes of children.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571240517
ISBN-10: 0571240518
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 135mm x 17mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 22-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor was born in 1970 and is the former pop culture correspondent for the Observer. He lives in France with his young family.

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