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eBook: The Spider Truces by Tom Connolly

Book of the Year - Financial Times 2010 Shortlisted - Waverton Good Read Award 2010 Shortlisted - Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award 2011 Against the vividly described background of 1980s rural Kent, this moving portrait of a father-son relationship shifts effortlessly between evoking the terrors and joys of adolescence and the complicated pleasure and pain of being an adult. "A warm coming-of-age story that tackles family relationships, secrets, belonging and self-acceptance... moving and beautiful." - Coventry Telegraph
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Ellis is obsessed by the spiders that inhabit the crumbling house where he lives with his dad, his older sister and great-aunt Mafi – and also by a need to find out more about his mother, whose death overshadows the family’s otherwise happy existence. From early attempts at relationships, to unskilled jobs, flatshares and drug-addled nights on the beach, Ellis muddles his way towards adulthood. Meanwhile Denny, an ex-Merchant Navy man, bottles up his grief at the loss of his wife, refusing to talk about her. "This engaging coming-of-age novel highlights how death, grief and secrets can tear a father and son apart, and how a finely spun thread of love, mutual understanding and acceptance can bring them together again." - Guide2Nottingham eBook: 368 pages Publisher: Myriad Editions (8 Apr. 2010) Language: English
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ISBN 978-1-908434-00-5
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