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The smell of other people's houses

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780571314959

Publication Date: 7 Apr 2016

Subject: Older teen novels

Suitable for: Secondary (Year 10, Year 11)

AR: 5.7 MY+

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Follows the stories of four young adults growing up in a 1970s Alaskan town.

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Summary

Follows the stories of four young adults growing up in a 1970s Alaskan town.

Alaska, 1970: growing up here is like nowhere else.

Ruth wants to be remembered by her grieving mother. Dora wishes she was invisible to her abusive father.
Alyce is staying at home to please her parents.
Hank is running away for the sake of his brothers.

Four very different lives are about to become entangled. Because if we don't save each other, how can we begin to save ourselves?

Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock's extraordinary, stunning debut is both moving, and deeply authentic.

These intertwining stories of love, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation on the edge of America's Last Frontier introduce a writer of rare and wonderful talent.

NOTE : Contains references to sex, domestic violence and child abuse, and a pregnant teenage character.

NOTE : Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Longlist 2016

NOTE: Carnegie Medal Shortlist 2017

Awards
  • Shortlisted - UKLA Book Awards (Ages 12 - 16) 2017
  • Shortlisted - Carnegie Medal 2017
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Older teen novels
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7 Apr 2016
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9780571314959
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Paperback
Pages
254
Width
129mm
Height
198mm
Weight
190g
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