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A young man is found unconscious in a remote forest. He is over seven feet tall, his skin covered in thick hair which reminds onlookers of an animal's pelt. When he wakes in a city hospital, he is eerily uncommunicative. Speculation begins. Medics want to run tests on him, the me... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869794859
Barcode 9781869794859
Published 4 March 2011 by Random House
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Neale, Emma
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ISBN-13 9781869794859
ISBN-10 1869794850
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage New Zealand
Publication Date 4 March 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Neale, Emma
Category Award Winning
Fiction
Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 294g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code 180410

Description of this Book

A young man is found unconscious in a remote forest. He is over seven feet tall, his skin covered in thick hair which reminds onlookers of an animal's pelt. When he wakes in a city hospital, he is eerily uncommunicative. Speculation begins. Medics want to run tests on him, the media wants to get his story, and the public wants to gawp and prod. When a young woman befriends him and he starts to talk, his identity seems to grow more complex. On his release from hospital, events drive him into hiding. Yet how can a young man of such uncommon appearance find true refuge? A moving, compelling story about society and our reactions to difference, convincingly evoked, beautifully written.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel (Young Adult) 2012

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Author's Bio

Emma Neale was born in Dunedin and was raised in Christchurch, San Diego CA and Wellington. After gaining her first literature degree from Victoria University, she went on to complete her MA and PhD at University College, London. She has written five novels - Night Swimming, Little Moon, Relative Strangers, Double Take and Fosterling, and three collections of poetry, as well as edited anthologies of both short stories and poetry. She teaches, works in publishing and looks after her two young sons.

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