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Author Keneally, Thomas, author.

Title The Dickens boy : a novel / Thomas Keneally.

Publication Info. New York : Atria Books, 2022.


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 GDL Central Library Fiction    KENEALLY,THO    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Fiction    KENEALLY,THO    Available
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Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Description 401 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Originally published in Australia in 2020 by Vintage, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-400).
Summary Edward Dickens, tenth child of England's most famous author Charles Dickens, has consistently let down his parents. Unable to apply himself at school and adrift in life, the teenaged boy is sent to Australia in the hopes that he can make something of himself--or at least fail out of the public eye. He soon finds himself in the remote Outback, surrounded by Aboriginals, colonials, ex-convicts, ex-soldiers, and very few women. Even here Edward encounters the same rabid veneration of his father that exists in England. But Edward has a secret: he has never read a single word of his father's beloved writing. Determined to prove to his parents and more importantly, himself, that he can succeed in this vast and unfamiliar wilderness, Edward works hard at his new life amidst various livestock, bushrangers, shifty stock agents, and frontier battles. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Dickens, Edward Bulwer Lytton -- Fiction.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Family -- Fiction.
Country life -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Australia -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
British -- Australia -- Fiction.
Australia -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Bildungsromans.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
ISBN 9781982169145 (hardcover)
1982169141 (hardcover)

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