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Pigeon English

Kelman, Stephen

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ISBN 10: 1408810638 / ISBN 13: 9781408810637
Editorial: Bloomsbury, Great Britain, 2011
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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A true UK first edition/ first printing, with the full numberline 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 on the copyright page. A Trade Paperback, with flaps. No hardback was issued in the UK. Flat-signed by the author. A brilliant and touching novel, about a boy who moves from Ghana to the ninth floor of an English council estate. The author's first novel. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The page edges are somewhat yellowed. There is a tiny amount of shelfwear to the jacket, plus a small scratch (fingernail-sized) on the rear of the jacket. Otherwise, very nice. N° de ref. de la librería 001104

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Título: Pigeon English

Editorial: Bloomsbury, Great Britain

Año de publicación: 2011

Encuadernación: Trade Paperback

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition

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Newly arrived from Ghana with his mother and older sister, eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku lives on the ninth floor of a block of flats on an inner-city housing estate. The second best runner in the whole of Year 7, Harri races through his new life in his personalised trainers - the Adidas stripes drawn on with marker pen - blissfully unaware of the very real threat all around him. With equal fascination for the local gang - the Dell Farm Crew - and the pigeon who visits his balcony, Harri absorbs the many strange elements of his new life in England: watching, listening, and learning the tricks of urban survival. But when a boy is knifed to death on the high street and a police appeal for witnesses draws only silence, Harri decides to start a murder investigation of his own. In doing so, he unwittingly endangers the fragile web his mother has spun around her family to try and keep them safe. A story of innocence and experience, hope and harsh reality, Pigeon English is a spellbinding portrayal of a boy balancing on the edge of manhood and of the forces around him that try to shape the way he falls.

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Advise yourself! It s time to jump into "Pigeon English" and experience the jubilant, infectious voice of Harrison Opuku. See why he is bo-styles. How being the fastest runner in Year 7 makes him dope-fine. And why, when a hutious criminal feels Harri closing in on him, it just feels crazy. You ll want this book to last donkey hours.
Harri begins his story when he finds himself facing the body of one of his classmates, a boy known for his crazy basketball skills, a boy who seems to have been murdered for his dinner. The police have no leads, so Harri and his best friend launch into action. Armed with camouflage binoculars and detective techniques absorbed from television, they gather evidence fingerprints lifted from windows with sellotape, a wallet stained with blood and lay traps to flush out the murderer.
Recently emigrated from Ghana to London and its enormous housing projects, Harri is awed by the city. Filled with curiosity and ebullience obsessed with gummy candy, a friend to everyone he meets (even the pigeon that visits his balcony) Harri is still tempted by the glamour and power of the gangs running his neighborhood. His world will be forever altered by the Dell Farm Crew.
And your world will be forever altered by the discovery of the searing, endearing, and virtuosic writing of Stephen Kelman, who, in the great tradition of "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha" and "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," takes us deeply and fully into one boy s life.
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