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Shadows on Our Skin - Jennifer Johnston
Shadows on Our Skin
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Derry in the 1970s: teenager Joe Logan is growing up in the teeth of the Troubles, having to cope with embittered parents, a brother who's been away and come back with money and a gun in his pocket, harsh school teachers, and the constant awareness of the military presence in the background.... show more
Derry in the 1970s: teenager Joe Logan is growing up in the teeth of the Troubles, having to cope with embittered parents, a brother who's been away and come back with money and a gun in his pocket, harsh school teachers, and the constant awareness of the military presence in the background. Central to the story is the friendship that tentatively grows up between Joe and Kathleen, a young school-teacher who brings a fresh perspective to his familiar world.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780747267911 (074726791X)
ASIN: 074726791X
Publisher: Headline Review
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Literary Fiction
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Dor Does Books
Dor Does Books rated it
3.5 Excellently Written - Shadows on Our Skin by Jennifer Johnston
[This book was provided to me for no monies by the publisher, Open Road Media, facilitated in this act by NetGalley. I thanks them for it.] I had never heard of Jennifer Johnston until this book cropped up in my feed, which is surprising given the amount she's written and the awards she's picked u...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
5.0
Disclaimer: Digital ARC of the Open Road Media edition read courtesy Open Road and Netgalley. This book was apparently shortlisted for the Man Booker prize but to call it a book is slightly misleading for it is rather short. The sheer length or lack of length of the work is mislead...
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