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Grow Up

Grow Up

The first great coming of age novel for the In-Betweeners generation

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ISBN 9780857861870
Barcode 9780857861870
Published 7 July 2011 by Canongate Books Ltd
Format Paperback, Main
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Author(s) By Brooks, Ben
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ISBN-13 9780857861870
ISBN-10 0857861875
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Imprint Canongate Books Ltd
Publication Date 7 July 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Brooks, Ben
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 220mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 500g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 225396

Description of this Book

Jasper has his hands full. Finishing sixth-form college would be hard enough without a mother pushing him to overachieve, and his friends pushing drugs down his throat. And then there's his stepdad: moustache-wearing, patronising, and, as all the evidence suggests, a murderer. Hilarious and heartbreaking by turns, GROW UP is packed full of funny, smart, entertaining swagger. A comedy in three parts it also offers a revelatory portrait of the pills and thrills and bellyaches of growing up in 2011.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'A tremendous writer.' - Dennis Cooper 'Liquid gold.' - Observer 'Beautiful and complex.' - Dazed & Confused 'A new literary bomb ... I'm so excited.' - Shane Jones, author of LIGHT BOXES
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Ben Brooks was born in 1992 and lives in Gloucestershire. He is also the author of Fences, An Island of Fifty, The Kasahara School of Nihilism and Upward Coast & Sadie. Brooks' work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and published in the Dzanc Best of the Web anthology.

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