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Author Collins, Ciarán, 1977-

Title The gamal : a novel / Ciarán Collins.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Bloomsbury USA, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC COLLINS,C    Available
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 469 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes discussion questions.
"Reading group selection"--Cover.
Summary "Meet Charlie. People think he's crazy. But he's not. People think he's stupid. But he's not. People think he's innocent-- He's the Gamal. Charlie has a story to tell, about his best friends Sinéad and James and the bad things that happened. But he can't tell it yet, at least not till he's worked out where the beginning is. Because is the beginning long ago when Sinéad first spoke up for him after Charlie got in trouble at school for the millionth time? Or was it later, when Sinéad and James followed the music and found each other? Or was it later still on that terrible night when something unspeakable happened after closing time and someone chose to turn a blind eye? Charlie has promised Dr Quinn he'll write 1,000 words a day, but it's hard to know which words to write. And which secrets to tell. This is the story of the dark heart of an Irish village, of how daring to be different can be dangerous and how there is nothing a person will not do for love" -- from author's web page.
Subject Youths' writings -- Fiction.
Psychotherapy patients -- Fiction.
Youth -- Psychology -- Fiction.
Friendship in youth -- Fiction.
Bereavement in youth -- Fiction.
Ireland -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction
ISBN 9781608198757 paperback $17.00
1608198758 paperback

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